Tuesday, March 5, 2024


Lilongwe Police Station has arrested three men for being found in possession of two pistols and 12 rounds of live ammunition without a license at Airwing, Mbavi location.

The suspects have been identified as Alex Chipiliro, 29, John Edward, 25, and Waiti Yamikani, 35.

Through intelligence collection, Lilongwe Police detectives found out that the first suspect, Alex Chipiliro, was keeping a rifle.

On Friday night, the law enforcers raided the suspect’s house at Airwing where one pistol and ten live ammunition were recovered. Chipiliro and Edward, who were together at that particular time, were arrested.

During interrogation at Area 3, Chipiliro revealed that another pistol was in the custody of the third suspect at their home village in Thyolo district.

Relentlessly, on Saturday, June 17, 2023 a team of detectives made a follow-up to Vumbwe in Thyolo where they successfully recovered one pistol and two live ammunition, and taken into custody Waiti Yamikani.

Meanwhile, Investigations are underway to further establish where the suspects got these dangerous weapons, and if ever used in committing crimes elsewhere.

They will appear in court soon to answer a case of Found In Possession of Offensive Weapons( Firearms) Without a License.

All the suspects hail from Kwenengwe village, Traditional Authority Bvunbwe in Thyolo district.

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