Police in the central district of Ntcheu have arrested Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) depot manager and three other officers for allegedly selling fake fertilizers.
Police have identified the suspects as Tony Simoko, 38, Charles Kuntoliro 34 years old, Pindizani Kalikiliki,43, and Jonathani Kachokammanja 38 years old.
Hastings Chigalu Ntcheu police deputy Public Relations Officer told Nyasa Times that the suspects tampering with fertilizers bags meant for sale.
“They were opening fertilizer bags, took out some kilograms and replaced it with soil,” explained Chigalu.
Police managed to arrest the suspects following people’s complaints.
“People started returning the bags, the police and Admarc auditors intervened and managed to arrest the suspects.”
It was established that a total of 181 bags of fertilizers were tampered with.
“Most of the bags were weighing an average of 40 kgs per bag, meaning the other kilograms were soil.”
Investigations and internal audit further established that a total of 200 bags of maize could not be accounted for.
The total amount of the missing bags of maize and tampered fertilizers is K6,522.050.
The suspects are currently in police custody ready to appear in court to answer a case of “Theft by Servant contrally to section 286 of the Penal Code.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :