Police at Balaka in eastern Malawi is keeping in custody a husband and wife on theft charges for stealing goats and maize respectively.
Police publicist Inspector Joseph Sauka says the suspects Lanjesi Roderick and Chisomo Mwazaonga (22 ), broke into the kraal of Mrs Stella Wanderson and stole two goats during the night of last Thursday at Joshua village, slaughtered them right there in the kraal and packed them in the sucks.
“The two suspects were arrested by members of the general public after they were found with the stolen goats and were taken to Balaka Police Station,” says Sauka.
Sauka says few after the arrested of the two, the wife to Lanjesi Roderick, Stella Cydrick and her friend Ndaona Samson 26 (who recently burned fingered of her 3-year old son on allegation that he stole relish) were also brought to Balaka Police Station after they were caught stealing green maize.
“Meanwhile, all four suspects Chisomo Mwazaonga, Ndaona Samson and Lanjesi Roderick and his wife Stella Cydrick are still in Police custody and are expected to appear before court soon where they will answer a case of theft of which is contrary to section 278 of the penal code.
“But Ndaona Samson will also answer a case of unlawful wounding after scalding her 3 year old son on allegation that he stole relish,” said Sauka.
The suspects Ndaona Samson, Lanjesi Roderick and his wife Stella Cydrick come from Joshua village while Chisomo Mwazaonga comes from Chiondo, village; all from Senior Chief Msamala in the same district of Balaka.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :