Police arrest armoury officer for stealing DNA test kit

Malawi Police in the north have arrested one of their own, an armoury officer for allegedly stealing DNA test kit used by police detectives at crime scenes during investigations.

Police spokesman James Kadadzera: Confirmed

Police spokesperson at police headquarters in Lilongwe James Kadadzera has confirmed of the arrest of Inspector Layford Chikhasu.

Chikhasu, who heads the armoury department, is accused of breaking into the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officers where he is suspected to have stolen the DNA test kit.

The armoury office has since been sealed off to pave way for thorough investigations on the matter.

Police say Chikhasu will soon appear in court to answer related charges.

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2 years ago

How much are the DNA kits on the open market? Chikhasu will be a millionaire b4 he goes to mzuzu prison!

C Banda
C Banda
2 years ago

Hmmmmmmm: what exactly has been stolen here? Is it simply a tube for spitting into, perhaps with a swab if one’s aim is not guaranteed?

Having googled for this, I see that a “kit” also includes the rather large fee paid to have the spit-sample analysed. What it seems that you do is supply a sample in a tube, and then mail it off to the lab which sold the kit. After a few weeks you get the results either in the mail or on-line.

So now I ask again, what exactly was stolen … and why?

2 years ago
Reply to  C Banda

And who exactly are you asking?

Ntambo: Ndilibe nanu mawu

Anamutuma atumbuka Ameneyu.

Hot Chili
Hot Chili
2 years ago

ha haha

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