OG Plastics K6 million robbers arrested

Police in Limbe town have arrested suspected armed criminals involving in the MK6 million OG plastics heist.

Manjolo: We got them
Manjolo: We got them

The law-enforcers have also recovered two vehicles, Toyota Altezza and Nissan Note from the criminals.

The robbery happened on Saturday 24th October, 2015 at Maselema in Blantyre.

Deputy Commissioner, John Nyondo said they have managed to arrest the suspects following an intensive manhunt.

Nyondo said the suspects were arrested at BCA Hill where they were hiding and several items worth of millions of Kwachas which include furniture, electronics and luggage was recovered in the process.

A police officer, Sub-Inspector Yohane Mabutawo was killed by the criminals during the robbery while another officer, Constable Jailos Phiri was wounded in a gunfire exchange.

National Police Public Relations Officer, Rhoda Manjolo told Nyasa Times that Constable Phiri, who managed to kill one of the criminals during the gunfire, has been promoted to the rank of Sub-Inspector.

Constable Phiri shot dead hardcore criminal Ben Harawa who led the criminals that staged the robbery.

The criminals also injured an OG Plastics accounts officer, Muhammad Sami- currently admitted at Seventh Day Adventist hospital.

Manjolo said OG Plastics hired the two police officers from B Division Company to collect money from the company’s shops in Limbe.

“After finishing collecting the money, the crew started off heading to their head office at Maselema. When they entered into the compound, a Nissan Tiida which was following them also got into the compound.

“One criminal suspect jumped from the car carrying a bottle of acid and splashed it onto the face of Inspector Mabutawo. Later Constable Phiri sensed danger and fired gunshots that killed the suspect on the spot,” explained Manjolo.

According to Manjolo, this action forced other suspects to jump out of the car and picked the gun which was in the possession of the deceased suspect and fired at the crew that was in the OG plastic’s vehicle, killing officer Mabutawo in the process.

Constable Phiri and Sami were wounded in the legs.

The vehicle used by the criminals was later dumped close to Katimba CCAP Church in Limbe.

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Hamza Wotch
6 years ago

Mb ava mpaka kukakhala ku BCA,ndibwana kale awa muona atuluka posachedwapa

6 years ago

The Analystic, wandisangalatsa mfundo yako imodzi, zoonadi other men are women and other women are men. Kwambiri ndithokoze Mulungu powayalutsa akubawo kudzera mwa a Police. Lawyer amene atakawayimirire anthuwa ku court aziwiretu kuti safika ndi moyo 2016 ndimulodza.

Blessings Kaweru
Blessings Kaweru
6 years ago

Let them get what they deserve ( stiff punishment is required )

6 years ago

Please our courts don’t allow these criminals to go away with soft judgement. They need to be punished heavily. These animals are not wanted in Malawi. The solution to this problem is just introduce ‘shoot to kill policy”. These animals have forfeited their rights. Stupid are those who defend these animals.

emmanuel ku Dowa
6 years ago

kodi nanga ndalama zapezekanso

Che Ngana
6 years ago

Get Out Mkupamame.Why Cant You Intervine And Do The Job If You Think Its Easy As An Alphabet Or Automatic As Going To The Toilet.You R Neither A Good Citizen Nor An Imformant.Only Waiting For The Police To Do It For You.One Word For You.There Are No Prophets Or Angels In The Malawi Police Service.Above All There Is Nothing You Can Bring To The Service If You Praise Them.There R Pple Wealthy To Praise Them The Lexten Kachama.To Hell With Your Praises.Get Life!!!

William Miya
6 years ago

akapita Ku khoti awa ndi mwayi, they are planning to shoot them claiming that they were attempted to escape a lawful custody, no objection go ahead officers

John Kaludzu
6 years ago

Well done! Azipunguka amenewa akwana kwambiri iya!

6 years ago

As a member of malawi police service am telling mkupamame that we dont need you to praise us I would rather wants ppo in a society who are cooperative, who can fed us with info where ever necessary like the issue of Issa njaunju. You dont know how challenging this job is.It doesent mean that when a patient dies in the hands of a doctor then the doctor is a failure. It doesn’t mean that wen a student fails exams then the teacher is a failure. A woman in area 47 was injured by armed robbers, we have managed to… Read more »

6 years ago

What is remaing is to see the stupidity of the court with its 2 year sentense for all this major case.

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