Malawi Police in Dedza district on Tuesday locked up a woman for being found with fake maize seeds in her shop.
Dedza police confirmed the arrest of the suspect identified as Lucy Simengwa Mwitha, 25, who before the arrest was a clerk at Kulima Gold.
Speaking to Malawi24, Dedza Police deputy spokesperson, Cassim Manda, said they received a tip from officials who work with Mosanto Limited that Mwitha had fake batches and label for maize seed.
Manda also told our reporter that police investigations found fake maize seeds in Mwitha’s shop bearing the name Felm enterprise.
“Currently the suspect has been charged for being found in possession of counterfeit products of which she admitted,” Manda said.
Mwitha comes from Chisankhwa village in the area of Traditional Authority Mabulambia in Chitipa.