Malawi Police in Ntcheu have arrested a 41 year old man for allegedly stealing fuel worth K21 million which he had collected from Beira in Mozambique.
Police spokesperson in Ntcheu, Gift Matewere confirmed the arrest of Anafe Thom whom he said was transporting the diesel from Beira to Lilongwe.
“When he reached Ntcheu, on his way to Lilongwe from Mozambique, he claimed thugs attacked him and took away all the fuel,” said Matewere.
Matewere said Thom would be brought to court after the law enforcers have managed to trace the buyers of the fuel.
Theft of drugs
Still on theft, police in Dedza have arrested two health workers the district hospital and an immigration officer on suspicion they stole medical drugs the public hospital.
Assistant spokesman for the police in the district, Cassim Manda identified the health workers as Nowa Nyathi, a pharmacist and Joseph Thawi, a radiographer and have since been charged with theft by public servant.
The immigration officer is Charles Mbengo and has been charged with conspiracy to commit felony.
Manda said Mbengo is suspected to have transported the medicine after they were stolen from the hospital using an official immigration vehicle.
He said a drug peddler suspect, 34 year old Ronald Chauya, who was caught with the assorted government labelled medicines, named the three as his accomplices in the crime.
This brings to four the number of health workers suspected to be involved in the drug thefts at the hospital.
Their cases are yet to be concluded in a court of law.