Crime

Security Guard arrested over theft, properties worth MK3,300,000.00. recovered

Police at Lingadzi in Lilongwe have arrested a man identified as Innocent Munkhondya who was working as a Security Guard for Serengete Energy and managed to recover properties worth MK3,300,000.00.

According to Police investigations, they established that on June 16, 2023, the suspect took advantage of his co-worker’s absence from duty, for failing to report for duties as he fell sick.

The suspect broke into the office where he stole a fridge, 58-inch plasma TV, a microwave,  four office chairs, and plastic chairs.

Some of the recovered items

After committing the offense, the suspect disappeared and never reported for work.

On June 19, 2023, police through intelligence gathering, found someone selling a 58-inch TV at MK100,000.00 which was very questionable and suspicious.  After interviewing him, he disclosed that the properties were not his and that someone just had asked him to help in selling them.

The suspect was then called for negotiations and upon arrival, he was arrested.

Upon arrest, the suspect confessed that he stole the items at Serengete offices and led officers to where he kept the fridge, microwave, and other items.

Lingadzi Police Station Public Relations Officer Salomy Zgambo confirmed the incident saying investigations are still underway to recover the remaining properties and as soon as the Investigations are done, he will appear before the court.

Innocent Munkhondya,  24 years,  hails from Chaima village in Traditional Authority Santhe in Kasungu

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