Police in Mzuzu are keeping in custody Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) stores clerk Davie Mtumpha and 6 others for stealing power generators belonging to the electoral body, that were kept in MEC regional ware house in Mzuzu.
The arrested suspects are Dickens Kaluwa 40 form security guard from Mwachisoti village T/A Mwamulowe in Rumphi, Petro Gandiseni 34, and guard at MEC ware house from Luweya villageT /A Kasumbu Dedza and Chifundo Gama 20 guard from Makuwa T/A Mabuka Mulanje.
Others are Watson Phiri 27 Maphoto village T /A Chulu Kasungu a taxi driver, Daniel Munthali 31 from Patala Jere a taxi driver Village T/A Mtwalo Mzimba and Smalley Banda 27 a taxi driver from Kasachika village T/A Kaomba Kasungu .
They are accused of stealing seven power generators belonging to electoral body in Mzuzu.
According to Mzuzu Police spokes person Martin Bwanali, during the night of 28-29 February Police officers on patrol upon reaching at Ministry of Lands offices noticed three vehicles entering the gate going towards MEC war house which is behind Lands offices.
Bwanali further said the police officers followed the vehicles and found the suspect Dickens Kalua putting the generators into the vehicles.
Upon asking them where they are going with the generators, they failed to explain and they were arrested,
“Ten more are missing in the ware house and investigations are under way to recover them,” he said.
Bwanali said the suspects have been charged with theft offence and will soon appear in court to be prosecuted.