Another suspect involved in the K46.4million armed robbery which occurred at Kanengo Petroda Filling Station that claimed life of a police officer and injured another has died while receiving treatment at Kamuzu central hospital in Lilongwe, hours after being shot by police in Nkhotakota.
The deceased is suspected to be among the armed thugs who shot dead No.A 5570 sergeant Antony Mkokho and injured No. B 3060 Constable James Clifford on May 8 2015, before going away with K 46.4 million cash . He was shot by the police on the night of Monday 28 2015 at Dwangwa township in Nkhotakota district.
On the incident the criminals also snatched two riffles from the officers, however, one of the riffle AK2C serial numbers K007376 and five rounds of live ammunitions were recovered.
Before this, the armed thugs using BS Nissan Tilda saloon-stolen from Isaland Investments and real registration number MJ 7494-unexpectedly blocked a minibus and shot the security officers.
According to central police publicist, Ramsy Mshani the suspect was shot on the leg at Dwangwa township in Nkhotakota and was taken to a nearby hospital before referred to Kamuzu central hospital in Lilongwe where he died while receiving treatment.
He said: “The suspect was shot as he was trying to escape an arrest and officers took him to a nearby hospital and he was immediately referred to Kamuzu central hospital in Lilongwe. Unfortunately, he died while receiving treatment.”
Added Mshani: “The suspect was found also with other items including BMW motor vehicle and five live ammunition, which we believe are connected to the K 46.4 million KanengoPetroda robbery.”
The deceased has been identified as Kingsley Manyenje (41) popularly known as Mbenje of Mlaji village in the area of traditional authority (T/A) Mwadzama in Nkhotakota.
Meanwhile police say the manhunt is still in progress to track down the other suspects and bring them to book.