Thyolo, October 6, Mana: Thyolo Police has dragged to court a 46-year-old man, Aubrey Nakuthu for stealing National Registration Bureau (NRB) biometric kit valued at K1 million at the Bureau’s offices in the district.
A source who opted for anonymity told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that Nakuthu is one of the workers at the Council and on Sunday night, he was chatting away with a guard at the premises and later stole keys to the NRB offices from the guard.
“He took the keys from the guard when he fell asleep and later opened the office and went away with the biometric registration kit (BRK). The suspect later went back and left the keys in the guard’s pocket when he was still in slumber,” he said.
Thyolo Police Station Public Relations Officer (PRO), Sergeant Rebecca Kashoti confirmed the development in an in interview with Mana, saying the suspect was caught red handed in possession of the kit by the Police in the early hours of Monday.
She confirmed that Nakuthu is one of the workers at Thyolo District Council.
“The incident happened on Sunday night and during the early hours of Monday is when Nakuthu as he was going home just came across a certain Police officer who interrogated him of where he is coming from for it was too early.
“But his responses were not satisfactory which prompted the Police officer to search him,” Kashoti said, adding upon being searched, the Police officer found a BRK in his bag and was arrested right away.
Nakuthu who comes from Mutepera Village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Mbawera in Thyolo district has been dragged to court to answer the charges of theft.