Malawi police have arrested a driver involved in the K6 million OG plastics robbery in Limbe town, Blantyre barely three weeks after arresting four suspected armed criminals who staged the heist.
Police have arrested a 37-year-old John Kapitikisa from Tapala village, T/A Likoswe in Chiradzulu district.
National police Press and Public Relations Officer, Rhoda Manjolo told Nyasa Times that Kapitikisa was the one driving the arrested criminals during the robbery.
“The suspect was just released from Maula Prison on bail for the offence of robbery and murder, and on the day of incident he was the one driving vehicle Nissan Tida which the criminals used,” said
On Saturday 24th October, 2015 at Maselema in Blantyre five armed criminals stole K6 million
belonged to OG plastics, killing a police officer, Sub-Inspector Yohane Mabutawo in the process.
The criminals injured an OG Plastics accounts officer, Muhammad Sami and another police officer, Constable Jailos Phiri in a gunfire exchange.
Constable Phiri- now promoted to Sub-Inspector- managed to kill one of the criminals during the gunfire. He shot dead hardcore criminal Ben Harawa who led the gang that staged the robbery.
On 30th October, 2015, the law-enforcers arrested the other four criminals who were hiding at BCA Hill following an intensive manhunt and recovered two vehicles, Toyota Altezza and Nissan Note in the process.
Police also recovered several items worth of millions of Kwachas which include furniture, electronics and luggage.
On the day of the incident, OG Plastics had hired the two police officers from B Division Company to collect money from the company’s shops in Limbe.