Malawi Police nab 6 tricksters: They used PS Kaphaizi letter to swindle

Malawi Police said they have arrested six people for an attempt to swindle traditional leaders in Rumphi district.

They used the name of Kaphaizi PS local government

They used the name of Kaphaizi PS local government

The suspects were arrested on Thursday after senior group village head Brian Mkoweka,65, of Mhango village, sub T/A Chisovya in Rumphi reported to Police that they had been to Rumphi and asked the chief to pay K45 000 after the President elevated 10 chiefs in the district

The suspects had allegedly forged a letter with no government stamp or emblem but bore Principal Secretary of Ministry of Local government Kester Kaphaizi’s name without his signature and it was full of grammatical errors.

Mzuzu police deputy spokesperson Patrick Saulosi identified the suspects as Blessings Kabuye (38) of Katutula Village, Traditional authority Mwabulambya in Chitipa, Lyton Kamanga (34) of Chivalo village/A Jalavikuwa in Mzimba, Chimwemwe Gondwe (38) from Chikulesinde village/A Chikulamayembe in Rumphi, David Gondwe (39) of Yakobe Singini village, T/A Jalavikuwa in Mzimba, Christopher Chunda (33) of Kamangila village/A Mtwalo in Mzimba and Enoch Mkandawire (21) of Manson Mwafulirwa village, T/A Jalavikuwa in Mzimba.

Saulosi said the six have since been charged with impersonating a public officer contrary to section 99 of the penal code and cheating (theft by trick) contrary to section 321 of the penal code.

Another charge of forgery will also be pressed on them.

Recently, police said they arrested another suspect who impersonated President Peter Muntharika by creating an e-mail account through which he duped peopled for about K200 million. The identity of the suspect was shielded and up to now he has not been charged.

Investigations on the matter also stalled, creating suspicion that the criminal act was an inside job at State House.

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24 thoughts on “Malawi Police nab 6 tricksters: They used PS Kaphaizi letter to swindle”

  1. onsewa ndi atumbuka awa

  2. BECHI says:

    Pliz nyasatimes make sure and be sure that your news are checked properly cz this article has a minor problem in the opening sentence. Again tell the side of the gvt on the issue

  3. Gigi says:

    Geee…….men has updated their tricks. It very unfortunate that even the APM harker is out. That just shows that it was an inside job,even mabwana a police akudyera mom’mo

  4. PM says:

    You do not do that in Rumphi let alone in the northern regiopn because people are enlightened. you dont survive with your tactics

  5. Key says:

    federalism ija Mukufuna muziba atumbuka Inu? Mwanyanya kusowa zochitatu kumeneko . Sekuru zaniko ku blantyre timupeni vyakuchta, wanyino wakupuka kuno,wakukavuka chala. sibweni winu kuno mbasambize namwe muzamusambizyanga.

  6. Abk says:

    All the six from the north!

  7. Redeemed says:

    Atumbuka okhaokha kuberana

  8. MBACHI says:

    CHIFUKWA CHOTI AKULUAKULU AKUBA MBOMA NDIYE ALIYENSE SIAKUFUNA KUSALIRA KOMA KUBA NAO.

  9. Kanyimbi says:

    Are these Lhomwes? Kuba sikuwona mtundu.

  10. Ngongoliwa says:

    Chonde inu a Nyasa Times nkhani ya K2000m muikoke. Tifuna chilungamo chioneke , ibwere poyera chonde or wina akadzachita asadzamangidwe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. wanda says:

    Choyamba mutengele mkulu wa DPP uja wabela a Malawi K200 million pogwiritsa email address ya APM. Munthu uyu ndi mmodzi wa DPP underground members, omwe ntchito yao ndi kubela ndalama zoti aziyendesela chipani cha DPP ndi chifukwa chake akumubisa mpaka pano. DPP is a big scumbag

  12. ntchende la pitala says:

    Kaphaizi ndi wakuba zedi

  13. THEY ARE FOLLOWING WHAT IS HAPPENING IN GOVT, BIG GUNS, MPs,Ministers, Directors, Advisors, PSs and others are in full of blood corruptions and self syteled leadership. But you people[cheaters] be careful what you are doing is not good you will be jailed and suffering in the cells.Please respect the chiefs for they are the ones to protect you.

  14. gogoda says:

    Kkkkkkkkkkkk kuphuzira changamu atumbuka azanu imeneyo adaitulukira kale kuti ndi mbola awaaaa!

  15. mjomba says:

    Kupusa atumbuka ife timati ndinu ophunzira ndiochenjera ndiye choncho Nyika republi mukwanitsa kuyendetsa ndi zeru zopusazo.

  16. lol says:

    Ndalama ngati zikuvuta mumati anthu azitani? Source of employment cannot be traced in Malawi. Our procurement office prefers to give business to a foreigner than fellow countryman.

  17. Shokodido says:

    Musalimbane nazo, izi ndi za mnyumba mwathu atumbukafe.

  18. mtumbuk says:

    Enanu ngati simumamva chingerezi sibwino kuchita comment chifukwa mumachita comment zosiyana ndi zimene zalembedwa

  19. PEACEKEEPER says:

    I Think The Only Way To Deal With Such Issues Is By Creating Job Opportunities And Busines Capitals For The Youths If Not Ndiekuti Eish!

  20. Kankosya says:

    Kukweza mafumu,koma a DPP anang’amba kukamwa pomwe jb ankakweza mafumu ndie pano mwina ndi zabwino poti akuchita ndiwo.

  21. Achimidzimidzi says:

    At least villagers are aware that another way, which is being to get moneys is by impersonation of the president and any influential person.

    Some people are doing it, why not us in the village.

  22. Umphawi umangisa anthu ambiri kuno kumalawi

  23. ujeni says:

    Zazingono izi, bring Namate case here fast

  24. Pacharo says:

    Cry for my beloved country.

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