A 28-year-old Zambian, identified as Ibrahim Maxwell Mustafa, is in police custody in Mangochi on suspicion that he has been stealing from various women through Facebook.
Mangochi Police Station Spokesperson, Sub-Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi has identified the suspect as Ibrahim Maxwell.
According to Daudi, Mustafa was arrested on 20 February, 2023, in the district where he went to trick a nurse who works at the district’s hospital, but was caught in the attempt, as the nurse was in contact with another friend who was allegedly swindled two cellphones by the suspect.
“According our findings, the suspect who bares “Ibrahim Maxwell” as Facebook username is settled in Zomba and had been targeting well-to-do women on Facebook by offering them love.
“When love blossoms, the suspect would request to meet the victim and steal their valuables especially money, laptops and phones,” stated Daudi.