Malawi police have confirmed arresting musician John Malunga for allegedly selling counterfeit products.
Malunga,36, was arrested on Monday this week by Mchinji police following the law-enforcers’ investigations established that he was producing and selling counterfeit Ruo Body Cleaner (Ufa wa Mbatata).
Originally Ruo Body Cleaner (Ufa wa Mbatata) is produced by C & NF, a Mulanje-based company which contracted the musician to promote and sell the product.
C & NF Managing Director, Crispin Jedegwa said were forced to engage police after his company discovered a counterfeit Ruo product on market.
Mchinji police arrested the Zidzaululika star following a tip-off and seized the counterfeit products.
It was noted following the arrest that Malunga was selling fake and counterfeit products bearing C & NF Product trademark.
The suspect will
Malunga hails from Kamitengo village, T/A Mlonyeni in Mchinji. He has been charged under intellectual property crimes as stipulated by the Copyright Act.