A Malawi farmer in the eastern region district of Machinga by a hair’s breadth could have lost fifty 50kg bags of rice to a bogus business deal he had found on social networking site Facebook.
Sani Bwanali, 27, told police that a buyer masquerading as Maletso Banda, who he had first interacted on ‘Lets Do Business Malawi,” assured him of buying all his bags of rice.
According to Bwanali, Banda had asked him to ferry the rice to Ntcheu.
Ntcheu police deputy publicist Hastings Chigalu said upon realizing that Banda was making so many excuses even after taking with him the rice, Bwanali tipped the police.
The police followed up with Banda, who run away living the rice behind.