Malawi Police arrest watchmen in Balaka for theft at work place

Two watchmen and a friend are in police custody at Balaka Police Station in eastern Malawi for allegedly stealing computers and other items at their work place.

Head of Criminal Investigations Department for Balaka Police Station Assistant Superintendent Maxwell Divala says the suspects Lloyd Simango (33) and Jacob Foster (27) were working as watchmen at Bakhita Education Complex in the district.

He says the two connived with their friend Feyam Dzoole 26 early this month and broke into the Complex library and storeroom and went away with three complete sets of desktop computers, six bags of maize and three bags of beans all valued to K567, 000.

“The suspects used duplicate keys to break into the Complex library and storeroom and it took almost a week before the School management noticed the break in.

“Upon receiving the complaint, investigations were carried out that led to the arrest of the two watchmen Lloyd Simango and Jacob Foster who confessed to have broken into the Complex,” said Divala.

Police has since recovered all the three sets of computers and two bags of beans.

The suspects are expected to appear before court to answer a case of breaking into a building and committing felony therein which is contrary to section 311 of the Penal code.

Lloyd Simango and Jacob Foster come from village Senzani and Matale in the area of Traditional Authority Phambala in Ntcheu district while Feyam Dzoole comes from Mponda village, in the area of Senior Chief Nsamala in Balaka district.

Meanwhile, Police in the district is appealing to the general public to first vet any person they want to employ as a watchman or any other job.

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Nearly everyweek we hear of Balaka this,Balaka that.What z harpenning to my beloved Balaka

Lovemaniac 91

Yeah, of course, thats what she said b4 leaving me strandend. Eish, man dat one its another story.


Eeeii, Balaka, things are really happening, full of bad things

Jonathan mazango

Pipo stering bcoz of porvaty and goverment do nothng to help them in terms of sarry. how can it be, awatchman who iz protectng millions of money his sarry is mk10000


Senzani, angosenza basi. Mtundu woyipa uwu.


Cry For My Beloved District Balaka!!! Always On Net!

matako a pusi

Balaka Balaka Balaka


Actually they did not break in. I understand they had a duplicate key. of course they illegally accessed the store room and stole the items as they had no mandate to do so!

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Kumangidwa, kuluza ntchito ndipo katundu munabaya a boma a landa. NOW WHAT’S YOUR BENEFIT?

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