2 Malawi Police officers arrested  for stealing 57  fertilizer coupons

Malawi Police in Dowa have arrested two fellow Police Officers for allegedly stealing 57 subsidized fertilizer coupons worth K855,00.00.

Kaponda confirmed arrests

According to information gathered by Nyasa Times, the incident happened on 23rd November 2017 at around 1600 Hours at Dowa Turn-Off.

While confirming the development, Dowa Police Public Relations Officer Richard Kaponda identified the two as Sergeant Chipiliro Nazonse (39) who hails from Nsamala Village, T/A Nsamala in Balaka and Sergeant Zakeyo Kadzakumanja (34) who hails from Lukala Village in Kasungu District.

According to reports, the two stole the coupons from Joel Chrispin Hara who is an employee of World Wide Wholesalers and he is based
Mitundu Depot.

The incident happened on a day Hara travelled from Mitundu to Lilongwe where his company’s Head Office are located to submit reports and the coupons but unfortunately he found the office closed as his bosses had gone to a Mosque for prayers.

Coincidentally, while in the Capital City, Hara received a phone call that his wife had fallen sick in Ntchisi.

He therefore decided to proceed to Ntchisi and that he hands over the coupons at head office on his return.

On his way, he received a call from one of his friends only identified as Killion asking him where he was and the two agreed to meet at Dowa Turn-Off.

But upon dropping off at the bus stage, Hara was surprised to see his friend coming with two people who identified themselves as Police

This is when the Officers hand-cuffed Hara and his friend before releasing them later.

The two officers then later jumped into a pssing by minibus and run away with the coupons.

But the onlookers identified them as Police Officers from Mponela Police Station.

This prompted Hara to go police where upon being pressed, the two officers admitted to have collected the coupons but claimed they were
snatched away by the crowd the time they were confisticating from the World Wide Officer.

Meanwhile, investigations are still underway and no recovery has so far been made according to Sergeant Kaponda.

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4 years ago

apolisi akubela anthu ndikwabwino kukhala opanda polisi

4 years ago

This is not news most of police officers are thieves they are stealing daily on roadblocks. Worse enough DPP has instructed every police unit to elect a road block at will as a cash cow Malawi is a police state . People are angry our revenge will be in 2019

Watematema Mutu
4 years ago

This is unfortunate that some policemen would be tanishing the image of this institution. Stories of police orchestrated roberies…. possession of arms which at times their source is police environs….. involvement of police in armed robberies…. remember constable Gutas story? …. the list is endless? Why is this so? Partly the screening and disciplinary drilling…. overambitious life some police officers displays where their life is way beyond their means…. are part of this trend of affairs. A story is told of a traffic officer who upon pestered with wakatapita promised him that tiwonana ndikachokera ku nsewu komwe ndikukagwira ntchito…. trusting… Read more »

Douglas Ndindi
Douglas Ndindi
4 years ago

What a cheap robbery plot! Some of these investigations are carried out for the sake of fulfilling a requirement that robberies should be investigated. Otherwise I don’t see the need for an investigation here. What happened is very clear – a friend of Hara and two robbers employed by the Malawi Police Service plotted to rob Hara, and they did it. Simple and straight forward! The problem is that Malawi Police Service has no way of reading the minds of the people they are employing, so the bosses did not know they were employing robbers. Sorry bwana IG. All the… Read more »

nkonsimphile gumede
4 years ago

police yabwampini, tudzi teniteni!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 years ago

Koma zoona apolisi kumaba pagulu masanasana opanda manyazi olo. Chonde amenewa akagwire kalavula gaga, ndiponso nzakeyo akudziwapo kanthu, ndikukhulupilira kuti anagwirizana ndi apolisiwo kuti amuchite chipongwe nzakeyo

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