Unknown thugs on Thursday night robbed ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secretary general Grezelder Jeffrey of K1.3 million and other assorted items at Nkhotakota Executive Lodge.
Nkhotakota police deputy public relations officer Paul Malimwe confirmed on Friday that besides the cash, Jeffrey was robbed of DPP scarfs and dresses as she was spending a night at the said lodge.
He said: “I wish to confirm that some unknown people robbed honourable Jeffrey K1.3 million cash, nine DPP scarfs and two dresses valued at K35 000 each. Our officers visited the scene of the crime and breaking was confirmed through the window and a hooking stick was also found at the scene.
A police report also shows that Jeffrey’s diary, a purse and small handbag were found outside the room but without the money.
“We have not made any arrests, but investigations are ongoing on the matter. Our advice as police is that people should avoid travelling with so much cash, to avoid theft incidences. It is always safe to keep the money in bank accounts, or mobile money platforms,” advised Malimwe.
When contacted, Jeffrey said she was about to address a rally and could not, therefore, take questions.
She did not respond even to questions sent on social media platform, WhatsApp.
Jeffrey was among the ruling DPP cadres that welcomed President Peter Mutharika at Nkhotakota on Thursday, where he addressed a mini-rally on his way to Lilongwe from Mzuzu.
During the rally, the outspoken DPP SG branded Vice-President Saulos Chilima a ‘thief’, claiming he wanted to steal the party from Mutharika and its loyal members.
She said there are some DPP T-shirts bearing the face of Chilima which, to her, indicates that the Vice-President was bent on ‘stealing’ the DPP from Mutharika and its loyal membership.
The DPP chief executive officer also went to town against some political leaders, who are trying to pull government down, calling them agalu [dogs]. n