Malawi Police in the central region tobacco growing district of Kasungu have arrested a 30-year-old man identified as Joseph Kaunda who posed as a National intelligence Bureau (NIB) officer and demanded money amounting to K350, 000 from Group Village Headman Suza.
Kasungu police Public Relations Officer, Edna Mzingwitsa said Kaunda solicited money from the village head claiming he was a National Intelligence Bureau officer who could help him to be elevated to sub-traditional authority post.
“Group village headman Suza got suspicious of Kaunda and told him that they should meet at Kasungu town where he would collect the money,” explained Mzingwitsa.
The traditional leader informed the law-enforcers about the issue who eventually managed to arrest the culprit at the scene where he had agreed to collect the money.
“After searching him, he was found with several ID cards including the NIB card. Investigations are still underway to establish how he got the ID cards.”
Kaunda has been charged with Impersonating a Public Officer contrary to Section 99 of the Penal Code.
He hails from Khungwa village Sub Traditional Authority Mnyanja in Kasungu district.