MCHINJI-(MaraviPost)-The Malawi police in the boarder district of Mchinji are keeping in custody two G4S security guards for allegedly breaking into a warehouse in which they were assigned to guard and stealing therein assorted items wealth K1,188,000.00.
Mchinji police station spokesperson Kaitano Lubrino has identified the suspects as Watson Kamwathendo 26, and Hazwick Sankhulani, 24, who committed the crime on the night of January 8 and 9 of this year.
Lubriano told The Maravi Post that the guards were assigned as usual to guard Mchinji Field Offices for Concern Worldwide and it is alleged that during the same night one guard was spotted by a colleague sneaking and breaking in the warehouse where operational items are kept.
The police publicist said without knowing that he was seen the suspect took fifteen cloth wrappers but before he was successful with his plans he was confronted by the colleague.
Lubirano added that following the development the said colleague reported the matter to the Project Manager Kennedy Nyirenda alerting him of the issue.
“The Manager then made inquires to establish what properties were missing in the warehouse and he discovered that 22 laptop bags, 222 cloth wrappers, and 48 t-shirts all totaling to the value of K1,188,000 were missing.
“Nyirenda disclosed also that the properties started missing during the month of September last year up to the day of this revelation. After a formal report was made to Mchinji Police Station, investigations were instituted another G4S guard who was working during day shift was connected to the theft.
“The police have so far recovered 15 cloth wrappers, 2 laptop bags and 3 t-shirts from the suspects. And the two have already been formerly charged with an offence of breaking into building and committing a felony therein which is contrary to section 311 of the Penal Code and will appear before court when investigations are over”, said Lubriano.
Both Kamwathendo and Sankhulani hail from Chigunda and Mata villages, Traditional Authorities (T.As) Mabvwere and Kalumbu in Mchinji and Lilongwe districts respectively.