Police in the capital city Lilongwe have arrested a former Malawi Defence Force soldier for allegedly trying to sell a handgun.
National police spokesperson, Rhoda Manjolo told Nyasa Times they are keeping in custody Mackson Sato 30 years-old who was found i possession of prohibited weapon and a bullet.
”The police’s Mgwira Mbava Group had information that the suspect was offering a pistol for sale.The officers followed the information and arrested the suspect,” Manjolo explained.
Sato revealed during interrogation that he is an ex-MDF soldier.
He has since been charged with possession of illegal firearm contrary to Section 16 of Firearms Act which attracts a maximum of 16 years jail term.
Sato hails from Chitawira village T/A Kuntaja in Blantyre.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :