Malawi Police In Lilongwe arrested two men aged 32 and 30 arrested for allegedly selling fake tickets during Saturday’s Charity Shield match between Nyasa Big Bullets and Kamuzu Barracks at Civo Stadium.
Lilongwe Police Publicity Inspector Kingsley Dandaula said the two would appear in court on Tuesday to answer charges of forgery and altering document
“Of course we are keeping in custody two people namely Wilson Gannet aged 32 of Chonde Village Traditional Authority Nthiramanja,Mulanje he stays in Bangwe Township that’s in Blantyre,the other one is Peter Minofu aged 30 from the same district Mulanje but stays in Soche Township that’s Blantyre.
“The two found selling fake tickets within Civo Stadium premises,they were nabbed by one of our police officers and after searching them we found them with three bundles of tickets and 13 tickets plus k13,000 cash which is believed that they were collecting the money after selling tickets.
”Actually as of now they are still in police custody at Lilongwe police station and they will be charged on Monday and later taken to court on Tuesday.They will be charged with a case of forgery and altering of false documents,”said Dandaula.
Meanwhile Football Association of Malawi have hailed the police for making the arrest which they believe could lead to more arrest
Football Association of Malawi Commercial Director Limbani Cliff Matola said his body would try as much as possible to curb and punish individuals involved as they are enemies of the game.
”It’s quite a setback story because from our perceptive we think it’s a syndicate and we are closer to track down that syndicate.
Football Association of Malawi is optimistic that the police will get to the bottom of this matter and they will identify where these tickets were printed.
”These thieves should be squeezed to reveal the chain including the source.let’s hope this time around the syndicate is busted once and for all,” said Matola