Malawi Police in Chikwawa district are keeping in custody a ground labour at Makande hospital in N’gabu who is being suspected to have stolen medical drugs worth over half a million kwacha, proven to be properties of Malawi government.
This comes when most of the government hospitals in the country are lacking drugs and other health related materials.
According to one of the police officers at Chikwawa police station, Constable Sam Chiwanda, the suspect, Solomon Chikatanga was nabbed on Friday night, September 25 after being at large for some time.
He said there were reports some months ago that thieves at the hospital stole drugs amounting close to K500,000 but the criminals were at large and investigations to find them were on going until he was arrested on this day.
According to the police officer, Chikatanga has been selling the stolen medicine outside the country in Mozambique.
He however said the suspect has so far refused to tell them how he has been stealing the drugs.
Solomon Chikatanga has been found with boxes of Laa, Panado, Amoxline, Buffen, Bactrim and much other kind which are properties of Malawi government.
Meanwhile, the suspect who hails from Ndakwera village in the area of sub- Traditional Authority Ndakwera, will soon appear before court to answer charges of theft.