Court denies bail to Standard Bank Malawi robbery suspect

Mzuzu Magistrate Court Thursday dismissed bail reapplication by one of the three suspects in the 2014 Mzuzu Standard Bank robbery case.

Ken Kamwambi, who is, together with his accomplices, Charles Moffatt and Amos Jere, answering charges of theft and robbery of K534 million at the bank, reappeared before the court as the case entered cross-examination stage after the State paraded its last witness.

Responding to the bail application, First Grade Magistrate Cuthbert Phiri said he would not grant Kamwambi second bail application because the accused breached his first bail conditions which resulted to revocation of the same.

“He already breached conditions for his first bail by not reporting to the court and committing another crime.

“I will not grant any bail because his actions have shown that he does not respect the court; he even had the guts to commit a crime while on bail,” Phiri said.

State Advocate, Jacob Nambiri said the accused did not deserve bail because he was a threat to the general public.

“If he could commit a crime while on bail, nothing will stop him from committing another crime when re-granted bail,” Nambiri said.

The three suspects are each answering charges of robbery and theft on allegations that they stole K534 Million of which K 412 million was found in a vehicle registration number DZ 4039 in Embangweni, Mzimba.

Meanwhile, the case has been adjourned to 16th January next year, 2018.

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