Malawi Police in Zomba have arrested a 46 year-old man Christopher Kazembe for illegal possession of fire arms.
Kazembe, who hails from Lamuzi village, Traditional Authority Mwambo in the district, was arrested on Monday and is in custody at Zomba Police, according to Thomeck Nyaude, Eastern Region Police spokesperson.
Nyaude said they received a tip-off that the suspect was in possession of a rifle and was subsequently arrested and took with him to his where found a rifle whose serial number is 18345.
“But after being interviewed at the police station, the suspect revealed to have two more rifles of serial numbers Z.A.2040 and 15205. We also learnt that that he has three houses.
“So the law enforcers rushed to the other houses where they found these two more rifles. They were found in two separate houses because the suspect has three wives and each house had a rifle hidden in it. We had seized all the rifle and will be tendered in court during proceedings as exhibits,” said Nyaude.
In another development, Police in Balaka are keeping in custody four men for allegedly possessing a stolen vehicle– Honda registration number MZ 2562.
The four suspects are 31 year-old Abdullah Tenala, 37 year-old Thula Tenala (all from Sinja village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Mlomba in Machinga), Shafi Ntalika, 21 and Horace Kukada, 33, all from Kapile village, T/A Sawali in Balaka district.
They are believed to have been using the vehicle in committing offences.
“However, primary investigations by the police have shown that the registration number MZ 2562 the suspects were using belongs to R. GAFFAR TRANSPORT of Lilongwe–trailer number plate.
“The police also found two more number plates hidden in the vehicle and investigations are underway to establish the owners of these number plates (registration numbers) as court proceedings are pending,” said Nyaude.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :