Police in Kawale, Lilongwe have arrested a 25 year old taxi driver identified as Macdonald Beni, suspected to have robbed passengers who boarded his motor vehicle on the evening of August 16, 2022.
According to, Mabvuto Phiri, Kawale Police Station Public Relations Officer on the stated date, Deborah Kameta and Mirriam Mose boarded a taxi registration BZ627 which was being driven by the suspect from town to Area 23 and the taxi had another passenger already on board suspected to be his accomplice.
“Upon arrival at their destination, the suspect cruised and later stopped at a nearby bush about 8kms away from the intended destination. Fortunately the victims ran away and also captured the registration number of the motor vehicle. However, they left behind their belongings worthy K560, 000, “said Phiri.
According to Phiri, the suspect was arrested yesterday while driving the same motor vehicle and both complainants identified the suspect and some stolen items have since been recovered.
He added that in the meantime, police have intensified investigations to arrest his accomplice.
According to statistics, the station has recorded a series of robbery and abduction cases, alleged to have been committed by drivers who poses as taxi operators.