Lilongwe trickster nabbed over K8m theft

A sweet-talking and cheque book-brandishing man, who went on a suspected stealing spree and convinced up to three businesspersons and companies to give him goods worth over K8 million ($14 679), was recently arrested by police in Lilongwe.

Kingsley Dandaula Lilongwe Police PRO : Arrested the sweet-talking man

Kingsley Dandaula Lilongwe Police PRO : Arrested the sweet-talking man

Brian Thomson, 47, who lives in Area 49 in Lilongwe, allegedly duped the business owners by issuing them cheques which bounced long after he had disappeared.

Lilongwe Police Station spokesperson Kingsley Dandaula said last month, Thomson convinced Nkhotakota businessperson Abasi Sinani from Mtanga Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Malengachanzi in Nkhotakota, to supply him 165 bags of rice, each weighing 50 kilogrammes. The consignment was worth K3.6 million ($6 606).

It is also alleged that on October 10, the same suspect stole assorted liquor from Alice Saidi, from Ngononda Village,T/A Kamenyagwaza in Dedza District. She was allegedly tricked at Golden Peacock Shopping Mall where Thomson presented a forged cheque and went away with liquor valued at K873 000 ($1 602).

In the third incident, Thomson allegedly tricked Sun Seed Oil Limited’s sales and marketing manager KamramAkram and reportedly stole 335 cartons of cooking oil valued at K3 685 000 ($6 761).

Dandaula said Thomson finally ran out of ‘luck’ last Wednesday while attempting to obtain medical supplies by issuing one of his cheques at the Partners of Hope Hospital in Area 36.

He appealed to the public to avoid releasing goods to people before their cheques are scrutinised and verified by banks.

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That trickster did the same to us here in Namwera 4 years ago when he our Soya worth k1.7million by issuing a fake cheque of Ecobank which bounced after 7days of deposit.


Malawi 2 gat reach we need pipo lyk him, go a head warning to MP u have to release him on 30th october why u didn’t arrest cash gatters? Other wise ti user force to take him out.

More fire

Put that bastard in prison and throw away the keys. Life is hard in this country, and some folks are trying to work hard inorder to make ends meet, and this bastard think he has the right to take away the little this people have, just just because they trusted him.


kill him plzzz

mphwache wa bingu

Am surprisedt that businesses in Malawi still accept cheques when there are otherr reliablem means of making payments

Kanyera mpoto

White collar job

Matey U .Mopiiya

This colored guy is a thief ,he is always in and out of prison ,some 8 yrs ago he was also arrested trying to smuggle chamba to Zambia,which was mixed with sawdust.I don’t know why people trust this guy ,maybe it’s because of his skin color.


Saliyekha mu Lilongwe alipo ambili makamaka opanga foji ma cheq kuli Tanva tweya waku Kawale ndi amzake ena mtendele sadzawuwonaso mpaka infa


Iam disappointed with how the story has ended i mean its what i can call ‘suspicious journalism’

Victor Jumbo

Please lock him away without parole . It’s pay back time as he has been reaping where he didn’t sow. Please throw the keys way and make him example.
Victor Jumbo

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