Police arrest suspect in K25.5m macadamia nuts theft

Malawi Police in Thyolo have arrested a suspect in the theft of K25.5 million worth of macadamia nuts and have since recovered 24 bags of Macadamia nuts.

Suspect with the macademia nuts

The police have since arrested the suspect Jeffrey Tebulo in connection with the theft.

Thyolo police spokesperson Tione Amos said each bag weighed 50 kilograms translating to about K 25. 5 million according to Nchima Estate owners where the Macadamia nuts are suspected to have been stolen.

“On the incident day, police were tipped that Jeffrey Tebulo, 40, was keeping  Macadamia nuts in his house which went missing at Nchima Estate.

“Swiftly, police established an investigation which confirmed the same and led to the arrest of the suspect,” said Amos.

He said 24 bags of Macadamia nuts were recovered right in the suspects house to which Nchima Estate guards confirmed to be of Nchima Estate.

The suspect Tebulo is expected to appear before court soon, according to Amos, saying he has since been charged with Theft contrary to section 278 of the penal code.

“Meanwhile, police in the district has commended the community for their timely information which led to these arrest of the suspect and the recovery of Macadamia nuts,” he said.

Amos said police further pleads with the community to continue giving such tips in order to end the malpractice in the district.

Jeffrey Tebulo 40 comes from Likwakwanda village, T/A Nchilamwela in Thyolo District.

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4 years ago

One document during the colonial times pointed out that there are two natives in the country working with the settlers,the yao wereally and the alomwe ,they rated the former as smart and intelligent and the latter as scraffy and kleptomaniacs. So I am not surprised at all.

Madando Tippex
Madando Tippex
4 years ago

It looks like all thieves come from there right from the president all the way down to a cleaner in a small office in government.

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