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Malawian Chikafa Bisalomu arrested for Embezzling money from Farmers

Malawi Police Police in Lilongwe are keeping in custody 41-year-old Chikafa Bisalomu for obtaining money amounting to over K2.8 million from local farmers by false pretense contrary to section 319 of the penal code.

Lilongwe Police Station Public Relations Officer (PRO) Inspector Kingsley Dandaula told Malawi News Agency (Mana) Tuesday that the suspect was telling farmers that he was the founder of Tilime and Women Association, an organisation purportedly dealing in agro-business.

 

“He was asking the farmers to pay K1, 400 as deposit for either rice, soya or maize seeds saying his organisation would later supply them with fertilizer,” explained Dandaula.

According to the Police Publicist, Bisalomu had pocketed K2, 804,850 from the unsuspecting farmers when police arrested him on August 8, 2015.

Dandaula said the arrest followed a tip-off by some of the farmers who after realizing that the suspect was refusing to issue them receipts for their ‘deposits’ smelled fish and reported the matter to police.

 

He was arrested at Chiseka in the district after he failed to provide, to the law enforcers, registration certificates for his organisation.

 

Bisalomu who hails from Chimbayo village in the area of Traditional Authority Kabudula in the district will appear in court soon.

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