Police in Ndirande are keeping in custody Innocent Manasa 22, for stealing a gun from a security guard for Malawi Broadcasting Cooperation in Chirimba.
The incident occurred on March 10, 2023 at around 03:00 Am in Chirimba, according to Ndirande police public relations officer Kelvin Nyiremda.
The guards have been identified as Prince Mataya, 40, who comes from Samano Village in the area of Traditional Authority Kumtumanji in Zomba while his colleague Kelly Chimwendo, a personal guard for the Director General comes from Nambale Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mwambo in Zomba District.
Nyirenda said detectives from Chirimba Police Unit through an Intelligence driven operation managed to arrest Innocent Manasa in Chirimba and also recovered a Bioto Pump Gun and four (4) live ammunitions which the suspect stole from the MBC guard who was fast asleep.
“During the time of the incident, the suspect revealed that the two guards were asleep and the gun was left at a corner unattended. This enabled the suspect to jump into the compound with ease and managed to steal the said items plus a cellphone and boots.
“After the matter was reported to Ndirande Police Station, the two guards were detained for questioning since they failed to give an account of the missing items,” explained Nyirenda.
Upon being taken to the crime scene the suspect demonstrated to the Police how he managed to steal the gun without being noticed.
The suspect will appear in court soon to answer charges that have been leveled against him.
Innocent Manasa hails from Namagonya Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chimaliro in Thyolo District.