20-year-old man arrested after two years on the run


Police in Ndirande have arrested a “notorious criminal” identified as Paul Patula aged 20 who was on Police wanted list since 2020.

Public Relations Officer for Ndirande Police Station Sub-Inspector Widson Nhlane said Patula absconded bail in 2020.

According to Nhlane, Patula continued causing havoc with series of robberies and breaking offences in Ndirande and surrounding Townships with his  accomplices who are still at large.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers, working on  Intelligence driven collection, got a tip-off that the was hiding at Gamulani location within the  Township.

Following the information, On November 15, Police raided Paul’s hiding place and he was arrested.

After interrogations, Paul confessed to a number of robberies and breakings. He led the detectives to Chirimba, Mbayani and Machinjiri Townships where some of the items worth K600,000.00 were recovered.

The recovered items include; Plasma Televisions, Decoders, Home Theatres, Laptop and Wall clocks.

Nhlane said officer are still on the ground to affect more arrests and recoveries.

The suspect, who comes from Tambala village in Traditional Authority Juma in Mulanje District, will appear in court soon to answer charges of robbery, theft and burglary charges.

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