Police in Chikwawa are keeping in custody two men for allegedly robbing Nchalo-based Afrisian Company money amounting to K22 million.
The two have been identified as the company’s driver Lawrence Likaswe, and Moses Steshy, a nurse at St.Montfort Mission Hospital.
Chikwawa Police Station, Spokesperson, Sergeant Dickson Matemba said on Monday that the law enforcers received a complaint on 10 June, 2021 from Afrisian that unknown criminals armed with panga knives had stormed into the company and went away with cash amounting to K22 million.
“Police investigations led to the arrest of the two on Friday 18 June, 2021 following a tip-off from well-wishers. After being interrogated the duo admitted to robbing the company and went further mentioning another person who is keeping the money,” said Matemba
However, the police publicist said the third suspect who is keeping the money is at large.
He said meanwhile, police in the district are working tooth and nail to bring the other suspect to book and recover the cash.
“The two suspects will appear in court soon to answer the charge of robbery, contrary to Section 300 of the Penal code,” added Matemba
Likaswe, 36, comes from Mzambala Village Traditional Authority (T/A) Mlumbe in Zomba while Steshy, 32 is from Bereu Village T/A Maseya in Chikwawa.