Lawyer Stanley Chirwa arrested over possession of stolen Ford Ranger car

By Chisomo Phiri

Malawi Police in the capital Lilongwe are keeping in custody lawyer Stanley Chirwa for being found in possession of a , ‘Ford Ranger’ car suspected to have been stolen in South Africa at gun point in 2018.

According to Police publicist, Peter Kalaya, Chirwa was arrested on Friday after the vehicle came for clearance at the Police Headquarters on 8th April this year.


“We detected the vehicle after noting that it’s details (chassis number, engine number, its make and  its colour) matched that reported stolen in South Africa. He was arrested on Friday afternoon in Lilongwe and he has been in our custody,” says Kalaya.

Kalaya further says Chirwa will appear before court soon where he will answer charges of receiving or bringing in property dishonestly acquired outside Malawi, found in possession of property suspected of being stolen and receiving stolen property.

Meanwhile, Chirwa’s lawyer, Gilbert Khonyongwa says he is going to apply for bail at court.