Armed robbers have shot dead a Malawi Police officer and wounded another one before they reportedly went with K6 million.
The incident happened at Maselema in Limbe on Saturday and the deceased has since been identified as Sub-Inspector Mabutawo while the cop hospitalized at Blantyre Adventist Hospital is Constable Phiri.
The law officers also managed to kill one member of the thugs, whose details are still sketchy.
The criminals, using a Nissan Tilda KK4305 gold in colour and armed with a rifle, attacked the police officer who were on money escort from Limbe town to Maselema.
The money belonged to OG Plastic Industries.
“One officer Sub-Inspector Mabutawo has indeed been shot dead while the officer, Constable Phiri was rushed to the hospital after being injured.
“And one member of the criminals was also shot dead and we are yet to establish his details,” Southern Region Police publicist Ramsey Mushani.
However, Mushani could not confirm the figure believed to have stolen, saying “we can only confirm after talking to the company. At the moment have not established.”
He also said they will do everything possible to apprehend the criminals.