Malawi Police nab truck driver over K21mil fuel theft from Mozambique

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.

Matewere:   Confirmed the arrest of Thom
Matewere: Confirmed the arrest of truck driver

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.

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Mapwiya mulupare
Mapwiya mulupare

What about the issue of Virginia Kayoyo Thonyiwa who is a nurse at KCH who was advertised in this media that she was caught with government drugs. How far are the investigations? If the drug issue goes without stiff measures, one day it will be like the issue Albinos. It’s high time the law would take its course to deter would be culprits. These people are as worse as Albino killers therefore punish them heavily. If some Judges are lenient, send them to Mzuzu high court