Dowa Police arrest driver for trafficking 60 bags of charcoal

Police in Dowa have arrested a 39-year-old driver on suspicion that he trafficked 60 bags of charcoal without a permit.

The suspect, Nickison Jesnam, was arrested in the wee hours of Thursday, July 15 2021 at Dowa Trading Centre.

The facts pertaining to the case are that; the Officer In-charge for Dowa Police Station Deputy Commissioner Rhoda Manjolo was monitoring officers who were on night duty.

The confiscated vehicle

When the Officer In-charge reached at Dowa Chipiku Stores, she met with police officers and the guards who were on duty and as she was going towards four ways at Dowa Trading Centre, she also met with police officers who were on vehicle patrol.

As the OC was talking to the officers, she came across a motor vehicle Toyota Dyna registration number DA 9457 two tonner lorry and upon checking it after it was stopped, she discovered that it was carrying 60 bags of charcoal, leading to the arrest of the suspect.

Meanwhile, the motor vehicle and the charcoal have been seized while the suspect will appear before court soon to answer a charge of trafficking in forest produce without a permit.

The suspect, Nickison Jesnam, comes from Lungani Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chiwere in Dowa District