Malawi Police at around noon stormed the house of arrested Deputy Principal Secretary for Ministry of Disabilities and the Elderly , Chiklumbutso Mtumodzi, swept his whole compound in search of fire arms and other weapons.
However, the search at former press officer to late President Bingu wa Mutharika’ s house, which took almost one hour and thirty minutes yielded nothing.
Led by the new Criminal Investigations Department (CID) boss Bob Mtekama, seven law enforcers, accompanied by Mtumodzi himself arrived at the house around 12.00 noon and searched inside as well as outside until 13.30 hours.
Police headquarters spokesperson Davie Chingwalu confirmed the search but could not be drawn to comment on whether the police found what they were looking for.
However, a pal to Mtumodzi who witnessed the search which was done in the presence of other closer relatives confided in the Nyasa Times that the police officers left the Area 10 compound in the capital city empty-handed.
After the search, Mtumodzi was taken back to Lingadzi (Area 18) Police Station where he is likely to spend the next three days up to Monday after the Police failed to take him to court where he could have applied for bail.
Chingwalu had earlier indicated that Mtumodzi, who has been charged with possession of offensive weapons which included a bayonet and an AK 47 toy rifle, would appear in court today.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :