Five people were arrested at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre during the TNM Super League games league leaders Bullets FC and Moyale Barracks in which the People’s team defeated the soldiers 3-1.
Southern Police Assistant Public Relations Officer Constable Peter Mchizi said Gilbert Cassim aged 17 from Lunzu Traditional Authority Kapeni, in Blantyre for stealing cellphone.
Matias Phiri 29, Chikhoma Village Traditional Authority Njombawa in Kasungu, Precious Zulu aged 28 who comes from Saulos Village Traditional Authority Mphelembe was arrested on charges of conduct likely to cause breach of peace together with Thomson Soko aged 25 who comes from T/A Ganya in Ntcheu.
Andrew Thomson aged 30 Buleya Village TA Ganya for chamba possession.
“These people were arrested on different counts of offences which they committed. Some were arrested after being caught with chamba (Indian Hemp) others were stealing cellphone from people while others were arrested for conduct likely to cause breach of peace,” Mchizi said.
He said all the five people arrested are in Police custody at Soche Police substation in Blantyre and will appear in court after the concluding investigations.
He said the Police had of late tighten security at football matches because to ensure safety and peace for football fans.
“Most people thing that at football matches they can do whatever they want without being arrested. So Police have decided to enforce tight security to check on such malpractice,” he said.
“And anyone who is doing something which is contrary to the law must be arrested. That is why Police is now arresting people who are committing a number of offences at the football match.”