Malawi army ‘trickster’ arrested in Karonga: Police detaining soldier Loti Mwakisulu from Cobbe Barracks

Malawi Police in the northern region district of  Karonga are keeping in custody a 27 year-old Malawi Defence  Force (MDF)  soldier for allegedly stealing money by false pretence.

‘Fake soldier’ held

Karonga police deputy spokesperson George Mlewa identified the suspect as Loti Mwakisulu, a military soldier based at Cobbe Barracks in Zomba district.

According to Mlewa, the suspect has been collecting money from different youths who are holding the Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) deceiving them that they will be recruited as MDF soldiers.

“He has been demanding people to pay the sum of money amounting to K80,000 each to qualify for recruotment among the requirements,” said Mlewa.

The district deputy police spokesperson said the arrest after a tip off from some of the victims.

“The suspect started collecting money from the youths since last year,” he added.

He said so far five victins  have already lodged complaints against him for the same and that he will appear before the court soon.

Mwakisulu hails from Mwakisulu village in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Kilupula in Karonga district.

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Tikumanena nthawi zambiri ma spelling kumaonetsetsa musanapange post nkhani.


he should face the law.


Those also who are paying him should also be arrested. They engaged themselves in corruption as well. They are corrupt.

Please Police in Karonga arrest those guys paying him as well. They are corrupt.

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koma kunena zoona, atha kuwina mlandu umenewu chifukwa ndrama mwina anampasira m’manja, ndiye umboni ndiovutilapo. koma ngati anagwiritsa account, basitu ali m’madzi.


Loti Mwakisulu a brilliant defender of Red Lions, why bro wavutika nthawi yayitali kuti ufike pamene ulipo basi ukufuna kudzionongela tsogolo lowalali bwanji man mwaganiza bwanji?


Atumbuka tulooo kikiki. Chaponda ndiye mwamulepheratu…..zamanyazi…..pindani michila.


Those that were paying him should also be arrested as they were engaging themselves in corruption

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