Police officer arrested for stealing workmates’ motorbikes

By Chisomo Phiri

Malawi Police in Lilongwe are keeping in custody one of their officers for allegedly stealing two motorbikes from his workmates at C Division in the Capital.

Lilongwe Police Public Relations Officer Hastings Chigalu says the suspect Nokesi Kashitiyano,31, did the offence in December last year when his colleague the owner of the bike was deployed for guard duties at area 10 in Lilongwe.

He says the case was reported by his workmate after seeing his bike with a Kabaza operator.

“The Kabaza operator referred him to the owner who disclosed that he bought it from the police officer who accepted to have stolen the bike at the said place,while still questioning him another police officer came and disclosed that his motor vehicle also went mission at the station in the same way,”says Chigalu.

Kashitiyano hails from Mgona village Traditional Authority(T/A) Tengani in Nsanje.