Police at Nkhunga in Nkhotakota have arrested Enock Piyo, 28, for allegedly stealing Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL) telephone cables.
The suspect comes from Maliya Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Chikumbu in Mulanje District, but is based at Dwangwa Trading Centre in Nkhotakota.
Nkhunga Police Station spokesperson Sergeant Austin Kaunda said the suspect stole the cables on May 6 at Dwangwa Cane Growers Limited’s MTL cable lines.
Kaunda said a Dwangwa Cane Growers guard, Alex Zakeyo, while on patrol intercepted Piyo as he was cutting the cables.
The cables stolen are worthy K450 800 (about $1 127), according to Kaunda.
The suspect is expected to appear before Nkhunga Second Grade Magistrate’s Court soon to answer a case of theft.