Police gun ‘hired’ to thugs : Cop on the run

Malawi Police Service firearm, K2C, 16IPN from Ipyana Police Mobile Service camp in Karonga has been found in the hands of three suspected thugs in the district, Nyasa Times has learnt.

Police riffle found with thugs

According to the district police report, the riffle was under Sergeant Raphael Silvester who was assigned for other duties from 5pm to 6am with 20 rounds of live ammunitions.

However, in course of the duties patrolling the township, police were tipped that three unknown people were seen moving around acting suspiciously while carrying a bag.

During the time, the three were insisting to hire motorcycle.

Acting on the information, the law enforcers rushed to the scene and upon searching the three, police found the firearm and managed to arrest two of the suspects as one of them bolted.

The two arrested are a 33-year-old Patrick Gondwe, of Gwebe village in the area of Traditional Authority Kyungu in Karonga Donald Simbeye 27 years of Liwelo village, Traditional Authority Mwaulambia in Chitipa.

“The bag was searched, and the above type of rifle was found without a magazine. Follow up was made and it was discovered that the recovered rifle was from Ipyana PMS Camp and was issued to no B6109 SGT Raphael Silvester of the said police formation who was  assigned for quarter guard duties from 17:00hrs to 06:00hrs,” reads the report prepared by Inspector Winnie Mbewe

“Meanwhile investigations are in progress to arrest  the other suspect and recover the magazine,” it added.

The police officers is on the run and officer have launched a manhunt.

Karonga is a border towns neighbouring  with Tanzania and has in the recent past witnessed a spate of armed robberies, including the murder of two Chinese on November 9, 2020.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Sharing is caring!

Follow us in Twitter
13 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
musaa
7 months ago

your rifle pic and the story does not relate.
you should have taken a real rifle’s pic without the magazine not just any pic.
the one you are showing us has a magazine.
Wake up.

BigMan
BigMan
7 months ago

Unfortunately half of our cops are blatant criminals, and perhaps 99% are corrupt.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
7 months ago

kodi ku DZ kuli police force

Kwitanda
Kwitanda
7 months ago

Why did the police not shoot one of the suspect as he was walking. Anamuleka dala kuti acheke eti. Our police!

Bengo
Bengo
8 months ago

So what how about the one who was assigned the rifle ? alikuti

OVERSEEIR
OVERSEEIR
7 months ago
Reply to  Bengo

Funso labwino. Nanga wapolisiyo mumutani?

Mzakwacha Nixon
Mzakwacha Nixon
7 months ago
Reply to  OVERSEEIR

Message is clear,the signed officer [email protected] (athawa)…kumawelenga,chizungu chakudusa….you didn’t go to school??
Kikikiki.

Mzakwacha Nixon
Kwazulu Natal.

+27724922299

Thabo
Thabo
7 months ago

Musanyoze anzanu anthu othawa kwanu inu.

Ernest Nyirenda
Ernest Nyirenda
7 months ago
Reply to  OVERSEEIR

akutitu wathawa wapolisiyo ndie akumusaka

Namalila
Namalila
7 months ago
Reply to  OVERSEEIR

alemba kuti wathawa……………..tonse/MCP Boma 2025 woyeee

Bamusi
7 months ago
Reply to  Bengo

Akuti nayeso wathawa

Charles
Charles
7 months ago
Reply to  Bengo

Don’t you understand the story? The one to whom the gun was issued is on the run and the police are looking for him. They are also looking for the third suspect who ran away.

Gee
Gee
7 months ago
Reply to  Bengo

Simukumva kuti wathawa sakuoneka, alembatu pompa

Read previous post:
Born Afrikan Lockdown EP resurrects Makasu’s ‘Matenda’ hit 

The classical “Matenda” hit by Makasu Band returns in the sound systems and airwaves in reggae style. The South Africa-based...

Close