Man arrested in Balaka for possessing unlicensed rifle  

Malawi Police at Balaka are keeping in custody a 31 year old man for allegedly being found with a rifle and rounds of blank ammunition without a licence.gunshots

Balaka police spokesperson sub inspector Joseph Sauka says the suspect Emmanuel William 31 was arrested after Police received a tip that the suspect was selling a rifle.

“Upon receiving the information Police officers posed as buyers and met the suspect who offered them the rifle at the price of K200, 000.00.

“He then handed over the rifle to the alleged buyers who wanted to see it if it was indeed a genuine rifle and just after receiving the rifle; the officers arrested him and recovered the rifle “revolver webley pistol” and 3 rounds of blank ammunition for AK47 rifle,” says Sauka.

Meanwhile, the suspect is still in Police custody as investigations are still under way and is expected to appear before court soon where he will answer a case of found in possession of a rifle without licence.

Emmanuel William comes from Kunena village, Traditional Authority Kalembo in Balaka district but was residing at Soche in Blantyre city.

Meanwhile, Police at Balaka has hailed member of the the general public for the tips which are resulting in the arrest of notorious criminals who could cause havoc to the district and the entire nation.

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Mute Gama

What was the gentleman arrested and charge for? There is only 1 fire arm here but the article refers to 3 different types of fire arms – rifle, revolver and pistol! Webley and Smith makes all three. This case can be thrown out on technical grounds or its just poor reporting.


Note to the reporter, a Webley Revolver, if it is indeed the firearm involved in this situation, is not a rifle; it’s a hand-gun. A handgun or pistol is not the same as a rifle. But that said, neyonso kusimbwa nyamatayo, zoona angamagulitse ntakataka wabwino choncho kwa aliyense? Shaaaa!


Review gun laws otherwise it will be a disaster.


Bot sometimes when we inform the police, they arrest us OR informs the person. Thats why pple keep silent even when they have the evidence at hand.

wautali tiyeni

Balaka oyeeeeeeeeeee tiyeni sizinati


Balaka My Home District First.Thats It Is Always 2 way >wachiyao wangalusa n angoni satha onse…

Momo sam

Palibepo zonyadira apa,FOOL!


Balaka again. What else comes from there?


Why always Balaka?


Balaka at it again

akimu jimu

zaphweka, zikungopezeka paliponse ngati bonya.

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