NTCHISI (Maravi Post)—Police in Ntchisi have arrested five people for allegedly committing the offence of theft by trick. Ntchisi Police spokesperson Gladson M’bumpha told Maravi Post that the theft by trick offence was committed happened between June 15 to June 18 2016 in the area of Traditional Authority Kalumo in the district.
It is alleged that the trickers Chikafa Bisalomu, 41, of Chimbayo Village, Traditional Authority Kabudula and Chisoni Mdyetseni, 44, of Nambuma Village, Traditional Authority Mtema, all from Lilongwe and three women formed a fake association called Tilime 3 and Women Association.
On June 7 2016 the suspects visited Traditional Authority Kalumo telling him that their association provides loans to small scale farmers and they provide rice seed in 500 grams at a fee of K1000.
People were organized and sensitized and on June 15 2016, the suspects brought the rice seed and distributed the seed as well as collected money more than K700 000 from members.
A well-wisher tipped police and the matter was followed on June 18 2016 and the suspects were arrested.
M’bumpha said “the matter is under enquiry.”