The next generation of thieves will not only be from the ghettos or streets, they will be from the Universities and the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) has already produced one although it has not yet produced a graduate.
Assistant public relations officer for Limbe police Widson Nhlane said the suspect whose identity is Stanford Mnthala (22) stole the items by opening the owners’ rooms using a master key.
“The matter was reported to Mikolongwe police and investigations were launched together with security department at the school hence the arrest of Stanford Mnthala,” he explained.
According to Nhlane, so far three of the four laptops have been recovered and positively identified by the owners.
He said the one who bought the fourth laptop is in Mangochi district and police are on the ground to recover it.
Meanwhile, the suspect is still in the hands of the school management for disciplinary action and will later be handed over to police.
Stanford Mnthala aged 22 comes from Mzira village Traditional Authority (T/A) Chikadza in Dowa district.