4  Malawi Police Officers behind bars over fuel theft

Police in eastern district and Malawi’s former administrative capital Zomba have arrested four fellow law enforcers for allegedly siphoning fuel from a Mota-Engil vehicle.

They are believed to have siphoned 40 litres of diesel from one of the vehicles they were guarding.

According to Eastern Region Police spokesperson Thomeck Nyaude , the law enforcers had connived with a Mota-Engil guard before committing the offence.

Nyaude: Confirmed arrests of four cops
Nyaude: Confirmed arrests of four cops

“When we heard about this development, the police had no choice but to effect an arrest so that justice take its course,” said Nyaude

Mota-Engil, a Portuguese construction firm, is constructing a road from Limbe to Zomba.

Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police Lot Dzonzi decried challenges police officers are facing in the country.

Dzonzi said the security agency is short of vehicles, uniform and general equipment in curbing crimes.

At the moment, 30 percent of officers have institutional houses, and most of the those houses are in bad shape, according to the IG.

“Because of resource constraints, we are not able to work efficiently,” he said.

Home Affairs Minister Paul Chibingu has since assured that there is political will from President Peter Mutharika to assist the police to perform their duties effectively.

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