Police in Chikwawa are hunting for a group of eight suspected thugs alleged to have robbed a businessman of K15 million last Saturday night.
According to Chikwawa Police Station publicist Foster Benjamin, the suspected robbers posed as police detectives on a mission to uncover albino bones.
Explained Nkhwazi : “The robbers, armed with panga knives, invaded Mzee Meke’s house at Nkhwazi Village in Ngabu area, claiming they were Blantyre Police detectives.
They said they were investigating an allegation that Meke was trading in albino bones, purportedly being implicated by another suspect in police custody.”
According to Benjamin, immediately after entering Meke’s house, four men handcuffed Meke and searched his house and in the process, they stumbled upon a huge amount of cash amounting to K15 million.
The gang then pocketed the money claiming it was the same cash that Meke was buying with the albino bones.
Benjamin further explained that immediately, the thugs led Meke out saying they were taking him to Blantyre Police Station to answer his charges.
“Before long, four other accomplices appeared while armed and threatened that they would kill Meke. The police imposters however pretended to calm the other gang saying their ‘suspect’ was cooperative,” he added.
The suspected robbers then unlocked the handcuff on Meke and tied him up with ropes and dumped him in a shallow canal.
Later, Meke managed to untie himself and reported to the village headman who advised him to register his complaint at Nchalo Police Post.
Meanwhile, police are appealing to the public to furnish them with any information leading to the arrest of the suspected thugs.