Bank employee swindles K2 million

National Bank of Malawi

A National Bank clerk at Nchalo in Chikwawa has been arrested for swindling a visually impaired customer K2 million through dubious transaction.

National Bank of Malawi
A clerk at National Bank has been arrested

Chikwawa Police publicist, Foster Benjamin, has identified the employee, who was arrested on Wednesday, as Jasper Ngwenya.

The suspect was arrested together with his suspected accomplice, a G4S security guard, Timothy Mwanyali.

The two are alleged to have committed the crime in September this year by withdrawing the cash without the knowledge of the owner, Lucius Chiwanda, who is a farmer and retired teacher.

Chiwanda had a rude awakening when he decided to take some money from his account.

He discovered that some cash, K2, 012, 300.00, had already been withdrawn, explained Benjamin.

Further investigation revealed that the cash had been systematically withdrawn through mobile money banking, MO626 to Mpamba transaction.

This is despite the victim having not applied for any mobile money banking service.

He reported to Nchalo Police Post, who arrested the two suspects.

They are facing charges of forgery, uttering false documents, and obtaining money by false pretence.

Ngwenya, 38, hails from Chinjati Village in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mzukuzuku in Mzimba District while 39-year-old Mwanyali comes from Muhoma Village under T/A Kapichi in Thyolo District.