8 arrested in FMB robbery, says Malawi Police

Eight  people suspected to have been involved  in the  robbery of about K100 million at First Merchant Bank (FMB) Livingstone Towers in Blantyre on the night of December 23 2014 have been arrested, Police in the Southern Region have confirmed.

Gondwa:  We received tips
Gondwa: We received tips

Southern Region Police spokesperson Nicholas Gondwa identified the eight as Felix Malope (35) from Chitengu Village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Bvumbwe’s area in Thyolo, Peter Malunga (48) from Musa Magasa Village, T/A Machinjiri in Blantyre, Keston Mbewe (28) from Makunje Village, T/A Machinjiri in Blantyre and Felix Khozomba (40) from Likumbo Village, T/A Likoswe in Chiradzulu.

The others are William Chirwa (54) from Nzikuola Village, T/A Mulonyeni in Mchinji, Edward Kamiza (28) from Lizulu in T/A Gomani’s area in Ntcheu, Limbani Hope (35) from Malope Village, T/A Nsanama in Balaka and Martin Malimwe (39) from Kalongonda Village, T/A Mabuka in Mulanje.

“We have been receiving tip offs from the public and we carried our investigations which led to the arrests,” said Gondwa.

He said among the suspects, Malunga is a husband of a senior police officer. Nyasa Times in an earlier report indentified the officer as Blandina Chanika.

Gondwa said Constable Makina, the female police officer who was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) after being shot in the robbery, is in a stable condition and has been discharged from the hospital.

Another police officer, Sergeant Patrick Mvula, was shot dead in the robbery.

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the Northern speech
the Northern speech
5 years ago

Muisova

Nantchengwa
Nantchengwa
5 years ago

Lets gv much support to police by gvn em tip offs if we no dz criminals.dnt waste tme kunyozana here my Brothers

Mandanda
Mandanda
5 years ago

Now lets say are these Tumbuka…….?? All these thieves and LAZY BASTARDS see where they come from…. kuba basi…. go to school and get your education. use your quota system to the benefit….. vimbuli imwe….

dumakude
dumakude
5 years ago

Angozo mwanena bwino, don’t constrede to trible let’s help to put our opinion on what went wrong and deal with the issues. We really need to solve this problame of robery in the country,,,

Richard E.L Banda
Richard E.L Banda
5 years ago

Very bad, why stealing not sweating. The law must do on them.

Max Wa Philimon
5 years ago

Kodi Amalawi Mwatani? Zomwezi M’paka Mwalowetsa Ku Ndale. Shem

charles
charles
5 years ago

No connection to government mukuyesa mnza Cashgate

yohane
yohane
5 years ago

Chirwa zaka zonsezo you mean you can’t something better to feed your stomach? A Chirwa wo akakhalitse Ku ndendeko kuti anzawo atengelepo lesson.

B man
5 years ago

Mbavazo zimphedwe bas.

Angozo
5 years ago

Mine is a warning to all who read our best of the best Nyasa Times that please do not be as stupid as Padoko who untill today is not know the difference between political party and tribe. Padoko is very stupid why the whole of him say he will no longer support DPP because of some lomwe people who are being suspected as armed robbers who stole about 100 million. More over he is not suppoter of DPP and is a nobody in the politics. My question to stupid Padoko is that are the people who stole 500 million from… Read more »

golingo
5 years ago
Reply to  Angozo

Iwe Angizo!!! Ndiwe phwala wamva!!! Ukukwiya chani fisi iwe!!! Pa nyo pako wamva!!! Padoko sakunama alomwe ndinu mbava afiti anthu a chigololo inu!!!! Pa tumbu panu!!!!!!

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