Five ex-convicts, including two recently pardoned, arrested for robbery

Lingadzi Police Station have arrested Maxwell John and four other ex-convicts for the offense of robbery. Police have also recovered stolen items worth K15 million.

Maxwell John and Brian Chikondi have just been pardoned from prison during Easter celebrations while Ahmed Yusufu, Andrew Tembo, and Patrick Enos were released after serving their sentences on similar cases.

According to police records, the five during the month of May 2023 had been terrorizing and committing a series of robberies, burglary, and theft in Area 43 where properties worth over 20 million were stolen.

Police through intelligence gathering managed to arrest the suspects and recovered stolen properties including laptops, TV screens, speakers, and others valued at K15 million.

The items that Police have recovered

Meanwhile, all suspects have admitted to having committed the offense and willfully revealed their two accomplices who are still in hiding.

Police at Lingadzi is therefore calling upon the public who reported their properties being stolen to come to the station for identification.

Additionally, police are assuring the public that they are working tirelessly to recover the remaining properties and arrest the remaining suspects.

Brian Chikondi Banda, 52, hails from Khave Village, Traditional Authority Kapichi in Thyolo, Maxwell John, 38, hails from Kuweluza Village, Traditional Authority Changata in Thyolo, Ahmed Yusufu, 47, hails from Nyondo Village, Traditional Authority Kusumbu in Dedza, Andrew Tembo, 43, hails from Fwelamthondo Village, Traditional Authority Mthwalo in Mzimba while Patrick Enos, 28, hails from Kalilimbe Village, Traditional Authority Kamenyagwaza in Dedza.

Salomy Zgambo

The Author is Public Relations Officer for Ntchisi Police Station

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