Police raids lead to arrest of 6 ‘vicious’ gang members in Lilongwe

Police in Kanengo are keeping in custody 6 suspected criminals who were arrested in a sweeping exercise conducted in Area 50 following a series of armed robberies in surrounding areas.

Captured criminals  from left to right - Maganiza, Francisco and Banda - Pic. By Kondwani Magombo

Captured criminals from left to right – Maganiza, Francisco and Banda – Pic. By Kondwani Magombo

Lilongwe Police publicist, Kingsley Dandaula, told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that the 6, whose ages range from 16 to 34, were apprehended in an exercise conducted by a special Criminal Investigation Team set up at the station to flush out notorious criminals in the city.

“We have set up a special team of investigators and following a series of reports on robberies with violence and burglary in Areas 49, 25, 18, 47 and surrounding areas, the team carried out an operation  Thursday night and apprehended the six men in Area 50 following tip-offs from the public,” explained Dandaula.

He disclosed that some of the suspects have already been linked to recent robberies in some of the mentioned areas.

Dandaula identified the six suspects as Boniface Mandala, 27, and Jonathan Malunga 16, both from Mwanyimba Village T/A Chauma, Dedza; Miliyasi Wisdom, 34, of Khalapathumba Village, T/A Malenga, Ntchisi; and David Kanzonga, 20, of Tonge Village, T/A Khongoni, Lilongwe.

The other two are Chipiliro Kamoto, 20, from Kamoto Village, T/A Makhuwira, Chikwawa, and 24-year-old Luka Sambani from Nyadza Village, T/A Santhe, Kasungu.

The men have been charged with burglary and robbery with violence contrary to respective Sections 309 and 301 of the Penal Code, according to Dandaula.

He added that the six suspects were on the ‘wanted’ list of Kanengo Police and that they would be transferred there for further investigations.

From end February, a spate of armed robberies swept through Areas 49, 50, and 25 where dozens of armed men terrorized residents and community policing men by hacking and robbing them of whatever they had in their possession.

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48 thoughts on “Police raids lead to arrest of 6 ‘vicious’ gang members in Lilongwe”

  1. Stone cold steve Austine says:

    Apandidwe amenewo

  2. Mad c says:

    Anyetseni amenewo akuwona ngati kuno ku Nigeria koti angayambitse Boko Harram.

  3. Embombeni says:

    Atumbuka samakhala wonyasa nkhope ndi gule amaneyo

  4. Mzimba says:

    Mapaziwo ndi gule wamkulu wopita kusukulu samakula choncho zilombo zimenezo kapena mizimu

  5. befa says:

    mwadyapo

  6. MBACHI says:

    Koma mtundu wa chitumbuka palibe pa list. Tiyeni tiwayamikire anzathu. Anzathu anapita ku sukulu.

  7. bwanji kodi says:

    enanu mukuti ndi a MCP amenewa chifukwa choti ali pa Central kumeneku ndiko kulakwitsa kwambiri inu simukudziwa kuti mbava zochuluka ndi za DPP motsogozedwa ndi pitala? mwana amaona zomwe kholo likuchita.

  8. ndadabwa says:

    pa anthu 6 palibepo wapolisi ndiye sizinayende bwino. dont be cheated momwe tikunena panomu, amenewo atuluka kale asatinamizepo apolisi apa. akaba amakawapatse iwo omwe. check in their houses they have very expensive things

  9. malawi says:

    Achipi, kuchoka kumudzi kuno kani mumathamangira zimenez ? pepan kwambiri, znali zakanthawi kochepa

  10. Kulibe kantu says:

    That is the way to go if you want to win the war against crime. Be conducting raids when least expected. raid markets, bars, taverns etc. Criminals are all over.

  11. Inu atuluka,mesa iwo ndi polisi yakumalawi ali pa ubale wa ukazembe.

  12. Achimwene says:

    Good work our police. However, these roberies is just a symptom of a serious problem. If you look at the age of these robbers, its unfortunate that they are all energetic young guys. The root cause is lack of employment. Malawi is the only nation that does not do enough for its citizens. University yathu cannot accomodate all deserving students ndipo achinyamata ambiri akungokhala. MYP imkatola anyamata ngati awa to learn ntchito zamanja. Our systems have nothing to offer kwa achinyamata ngati awa. Imagine, how many students who finished MSCE frm 2010 to date koma sanapeze mwayi wa university? Again retirement age is high. Anyamata akungokhala mmanyumbamu ndiye ndi awa akubawa. Boma likanaganizapo za anthu awa, alipo ambiri zedi. Invest in these youths. Otherwise we are raising a nation of robbers.

  13. beat them to death !!!

  14. Education says:

    Akayambe STD1 ku north.

  15. nazimbiri says:

    Ndithu zokuonerani mbava inu kumalimbana ndi anthu omwe akuvutika kupeza ndalama m’malo momathana ndi azibambo aja amangoti zungulizunguli mtauni kufuna mahule,ambuye akukhudzeni.

    Mutamapha omwe amaika dala moyo pachiswe,palibe amene angadandaule chonde mbava inu mwationjeza

  16. manyasa says:

    Kanengo Police must Arrest another Criminal with the Name PAUDALA , he leaves in area 50 as well and he is the one terrolising the People of Area 49

  17. ujeni says:

    The names you have list above is missing the names of the robbers on the picture, should we say the police captured 9 criminals?

  18. GONANI says:

    Koma china nchina, anthuwa akunthindwaditu! nkhope kutuwa ndi kutupa chonchi! Yo, sadzabwerezanso amenewa chifukwa achezera kulira ndithu! Well done a police for kuphiliphitha
    mbavazi

  19. ian says:

    Ku Lunzu kwawopsya zedi. Wa police watchulidwa ndi gulu la mbava zinzake. Nde pamenepa a Boma muti chani, are we safe? Nyumba zikutcholedwa, tili ndi mantha ife at night pliz.

  20. Agalu Pa Mpando[APM] says:

    No northernor in this group.Muzifunse.

  21. Mwana wa Dorothy says:

    KEEP IT UP OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM BRAVOH!

  22. Mwana wa Dorothy says:

    Keep up our men and women in uniform

  23. Boko says:

    Khumbuka ndiwe mbuli how can you ask if the police still beat thugs, robberies and thieves. I think you have never been attacked by akuba judging from what you are saying. These are people that should be killed to rid the society of them. And they do not only steal, they also rape your mum, daughter on top f stealing your hard earned cash and belongings. I dont know why I am wasting my time with you, you have shown that you are one of them. Fotseki, galu.

  24. Mzimba Solola says:

    @ No. 14 mukhala choncho ndi umbuli kumangotaya nnthawi kulimbana ndi atumbuka omwe ali busy kulimbikira school.

  25. Mwama Du says:

    Koma kupita mtauni wopanda chochita nzovuta zedi.

  26. Ineyo says:

    Should these guys. Akudya nsima yathu ku polisi eti? Foteski.

  27. Dziko says:

    Combination ya Achewa ndi Alhomwe imeneyi imatulutsa zimenezi…ngakhale m’boma,zikuchitikanso ndi zimenezi.

  28. Babalu says:

    Bravo Kanengo police! Iwe commentor nambala 15 Khumbuka, iwe mmbavanso basi. How can you ask that dull question?
    Uzaziona

  29. J.J. Kaphulira says:

    Congratulations for a job well done MPS. work on arresting the remaining members of the gang, akumayenda 20+ anthu amenewa. May I also take this opportunity to request the commander in chief of the armed forces of the country in corroboration with the army commander to make use of our idle army soldiers. deploy them to patrol duties every night from 10 PM. anybody found walking on the streets at that time is a criminal. let them shoot, manhandle, etc the criminals. we will not complain for now. Lets promote human rights of law abiding citizens before we talk about rights of criminals who are busy killing, wounding, harassing, raping, etc law abiding citizens in the confines of their own homes. APM please act now before it is too late, otherwise ma investors hamuwawona, ng’ooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

  30. phiri la dzunje says:

    anthuwa akuoneka kuti anamenyedwa kwambiri ndi apolice kumaso kumaso kwao kwatupa tupa komanso ali pakatiyo alibe malaya ndiponso ali mbuuu kutuwa chifukwa chomenyedwa.They are not thugs until proven in the court of law they are only suspects of wrong doings koma akangopezeka kuti ndiolakwa apelekeni kwa Viva Nyimba for judgement.

  31. Analyzer SAYS says:

    Their ages talk volumes on Unemployment. Government needs to do something for the Youth. This is a productive group that is supposed to be engaged in the county’s development.
    My suggestion is that we should keep this age group in farming activities. Govt should abandon giving subsidized fertilizers to the old and feeble people and divert its attention and funds to this age group. We have so many idle and abandoned General and Press Agriculture farms that can be activated using the readily available human resource. These people can be producing a lot of maize, pigs, chickens, cattle, sheep and cattle.

    Remember that our Former Head of state Elson Bakili was once at MYP where he learnt leadership. Those of us who were there remember the chickens, eggs that the MYP wereproducing at Amalika, Stella Maris, Lisandwa etc.

  32. Nana Chione says:

    I support comment # 12 from Patriot, This Policeman from Chileka Station called Chris Kaliya is fond of Grabbing drums of Diesel from illegal sellers and sell the same diesel in Lunzu & put the money in his pocket. He owns a vehicle Toyota Crown without Number Plate.

  33. Shoeshine Phiri says:

    All from central region home of MCP

  34. Khumbuka says:

    Apolice akumenyabe anthu kodi? Nkhope zatupatu, kodi mesa mukuti ndi ma suspects, futher to that it was a raid and not caught in the act

  35. Kokotowa says:

    Atumbuka awa angosintha maina!

  36. Gwape says:

    in the dez of mcp give them msima mixed with cement & let them go

  37. Patriot says:

    Apolisi alimo umu. Mbava zoopsya is composed of police man.
    Ku Lunzu kwa opsya, mpolisi zanu watchulidwa ndi uja anamutema uja, gamgwireni m’polisi watchulidwayo.

  38. brutsha says:

    Given a chance I can volunteer myself to inject a lethal dose into the central venous system of these heartless thugs. I know how it feels to be attacked by such diabolical individuals in the middle of the night. No mercy! See the way they look. Typical of the merciless thugs.

  39. azithu zanga zapezeka apa ndikubwera kupolice komweko ndidzakumane nawo dzigawenga zimenezo mungowapha ameneo

  40. Kenengo says:

    Andipali Prince amakhala ku chezi a minibus driver without licence amabela mabwana ake ndalama arrest him as well

  41. Chaula says:

    Fire pon dem

  42. Abit walusa says:

    Who are the sponsors of these gangstors.??????

  43. Chaula says:

    Tipatseni tiotche ameneo atimvetsa kuwawa heavy,

  44. gere says:

    Where is area 50?

    You should have shot them dead!

  45. opportunist says:

    Squase them hard until u find the gang cartel

  46. alukosyo says:

    kill them. we should clean the society

  47. Hoitty says:

    Koma akuoneka kuti mwawatuwitsa kale ndi makofi eti? Kwatsalaku mungowauza anthu onse anazunzidwa ndi zigawengazi kuti amenyepo makofi a hamala.

  48. Mmodziyekha says:

    Yeah big up! Leave no stone unturned.

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