Malawi Police in Limbe are keeping two men in custody for allegedly stealing money from people using tricks in Limbe Township.
Confirming about the arrests, Limbe Police station Deputy Public Relations Officer, Constable Patrick Mussa identified the two suspects as William Kapita and Simon Chapora.
“On February 10, 2018 the two suspects wanted to steal from a 48 year old lady identified as Elizabeth Makata from Mphedzu Village, Traditiona Authority Bvumbwe in Thyolo District.
“They told her that they own ‘Hope international ministries’ and they have an orphanage called ‘Hope international Orphan Care Centre and that they wanted her to be supplying rice and beans to them, but Makata got suspicious about the deal and reported the matter to Limbe Police.” he said.
Mussa added that the two fraudsters have been stealing from people in Limbe whereby they were selling what they were calling Guinea Fowl liquid called ‘Fellas’ which according to them speeds up the growing process of Guinea Fowls; but what they were offering for sale was tinned fish and were only changing the outer paper written ‘Fellas’.
The two suspects were later arrested by a Criminal Investigative Department (CID) personnel and have since been charged with Theft by Trick which is contrary to section 321 of the penal code and are yet to appear before the court of law.
Kapita hails from Chibwana Village, Traditiona Auithoiry (TA) Likoswe in Chiradzulu district while Chapora comes from Mbeluko Village TA Changata in the District of Thyolo.