Police in Mzuzu are keeping in custody a 25 year old man for giving a false name to the police.
Mzuzu Police Station Spokesperson Edward Longwe confirmed the development saying the man, Enock Mhango of Ndomba village, Traditional Authority Katumbi in Rumphi district was charged for giving false information to a person employed in the public service.
Police arrested Mhango on August 15th, 2011 for rogue and vagabond.
The Mzuzu Magistrate Court convicted him on his own plea of guilty and fined him MK 2,000 or one month imprisonment with hard labour in default.
According to Longwe his parents reported him missing to Police after several days of frantic searches and inquiries which yielded nothing.
Police failed to trace him because he used the name Innocent Chimoto but was later found at Mzuzu Prison.
“Meanwhile his parents have paid the fine but we now have him in Police custody because we would want to probe as to why he used a false name,” Longwe said.