Man in cooler for theft, motorcycles recovered
Kawale Police Station is keeping in custody a 39-year-old man, Chikondi Mwancheka for the case of theft which is contrary to section 278 of the Penal code.
It is on record that Mwancheka used to pose as a passenger and hire kabaza to places where he pretended to have some projects and eventually disappear with the motorcycles.
In the month of January 2022, he hired Sailes Gama for two days from Biwi to various places within Lilongwe town pretending that he was taking quotations from lodging places for church members, and on the second day, he convinced the kabaza operator to let him cycle alone leaving him at a restaurant and never came back.
The suspect is a resident of Kawale and ministers in a certain church as a pastor while his wife stays at Chatoloma Admarc where he keeps the stolen motorcycles.
Following intensive investigations by Kawale Police detectives, Mwancheka got arrested on March 19, 2022, and three Motorcycles have been recovered at Embangweni in Mzimba.
Currently, two motorcycles have been identified by owners.
He will appear in court soon to answer charges leveled against him.
Mwancheka hails from Umalikha Village in the area of Traditional Authority Kalonga in Salima District.