Police in Malawi’s commercial city of Blantyre have arrested four men suspected to have been keeping stolen goods at Ndirande Township in the city.
The four, Andrew Matu, 23, Yohane John, 33, Alex James, 34, and Mahara Samara, 22, are reported to have been keeping property stolen from residents in the township.
Confirming to Malawi24, Blantyre police spokesperson Elizabeth Divala said the police received a tip from well-wishers about the four who had a house where they kept stolen goods.
“Our team from Criminal Investigation Department (CID) managed to raid the house and found property suspected to have been stolen within the area,” said Divala.
She added that the police have since recovered two television screens, five blankets, six laptop bags, food warmer containers, and four mobile phones.
The four are yet to appear in court to answer charges of being found in possession of stolen goods contrary to section 909 of Malawi’s penal.
James comes from Mpunga village, Tradition Authority (TA) Kadewere in Chiradzulu district while Matu hails from Mkate village, TA Mulumbe in Zomba district. John and Samara are from Nanguni village, TA Machinjiri in Blantyre.