Congolese teen arrested in Dowa for damaging mirror worth K160,000

Police in Mponela have arrested a 17 year old Congolese national for breaking a mirror glass worth K160,000 at Chikho Hotel in Dowa District.

Public Relations Officer for Mponela Police Station sergeant Macpatson Msadala has confirmed and said that the incident occurred on Saturday, 12 November 2022 at around 19:30 hours at Chikho Hotel in Mponela.

Msadala said that it is reported that the hotel at around 15:00 hours welcomed the boy at Chikho Hotel who was there to swim at one of the swiming pools.

“After swimming, the boy wanted to use one of the gym rooms to change his clothes. Instead, a hotel employee advised him to use another room and this did not go well with the suspect who acted out of order and broke one of the mirror glasses at the gym room.

“The value of the glass is one hundred and sixty thousand Kwacha (K160 000),” said Msadala.

The teenager will appear before court soon to answer the offence of malicious damage which contravenes section 344 (1-8) of the penal code.