Malawi Police have arrested three men in connection with an armed robbery at Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Atupele Muluzi’s private residence in Area 9 in Lilongwe.
Muluzi was attacked when a gang of 12 broke into his house through a hole they drilled in the perimeter fence in the backyard and made their way into the house.
The incident happened Friday last week.
Police said the gang also broke into the minister’s bedroom where they demanded cash and took away electronic gadgets and other valuables.
Lilongwe Police Station spokesperson Kingsley Dandaula said the law enforcers have since arrested three suspects after a tip-off from the public.
“We are still hunting down the other suspects. But we the arrested suspects will be taken to court,” said Dandaula.
Police have withheld names of the three suspects for fear of jeopardising investigations.
Meanwhile, Muluzi has changed houses after the robbery which has attracted different conspiracy theories from the public.
Recently, robbers also broke into the State Vice President Saulos Chilima’s Mudi Residence. They were caught as well.