Unknown criminals on Friday shot and killed one of police detective officers who foiled a robbery in Limbe, Blantyre.
Southern Region police publicist, Nicholas Gondwa said the officer, assistant superintendent Victor Midiani was shot dead near Bakhresa Grain Milling after a car chase with unknown criminals who had wanted to rob Right Price Wholesale.
Midiani was head of Ndilande police Criminal Investigations Department (CID).
”The incident happened at around 5pm on Friday. Our officers got information that some criminals wanted to rob a shop in Limbe,” explained Gondwa.
He added: ”They got engaged in a car chase up to Bakhresa Grain Milling where they cornered the criminals who later started shooting at the officers.”
Midiani died on the spot after being shot in the head.
The criminals, who are still on the run, were driving a Toyota vehicle registration DA 1555.
The vehicle has been recovered in Lunzu.
”We are currently hunting for the criminals.”
Midiani was buried on Sunday in Lilangwe, Blantyre. The burial was attended by the Inspector General of police, chief secretary and police commissioners.
He is survived with a wife and three children.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :