By Chrissy Nkumba
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Barely a fortnight after Mangochi Police Station arrested four men for possessing three pieces of Elephant Ivory, the law enforcers on Saturday July 30,2022 again apprehended a 50-year old man for illegal possession of specimen of endangered species contrary to Section 110(b) of National Parks and Wildlife Act.
According to Mangochi’s Spokesperson Amina Tepani Daud, the suspect has been identified as Wyson Akim from Kapire Village, Traditional Authority (T.A) Chilipa in Mangochi.
“On July 29, 2022 Mangochi Police detectives were tipped by members of the public that the said suspect was possessing pieces of elephant ivory at Chiponde Trading Centre,” said Daud.
“The officers in conjunction with Wildlife Crime Investigation Unit rushed to the scene and arrested the suspect in one of the rest houses in the area after being found with nine pieces of raw ivory which were wrapped in a black plastic bag,” she added
She sais the suspect is claiming to have acquired the specimen from Mozambique.
Ackim will appear before court after investigations are completed.
Meanwhile, Police wish to thank members of the public for their continued support in the fight against crime including wildlife crime in the district.