Police in Blantyre’s Ndirande Township over the weekend arrested three men suspected to have stolen 48 batteries worth K14.5 million (about $22 763) belonging to mobile company Airtel Malawi.
Speaking in an interview on Sunday, Blantyre Police spokesperson Elizabeth Divala said the suspected thieves broke into a warehouse belonging to Afro- Egypt Engineering where the batteries were being kept.
She identified the suspects as Steven Khanyepa 26, Foster Namalopa 24 and John Cosmas 28. Meanwhile, police have recovered all the stolen batteries.
In another development, five passengers sustained serious injuries whike 13 others sustained minor injuries Friday evening when a minibus they were travelling in got hit by a Toyota Land Cruiser in Ndirande.
According to Divala, driver of the Land Cruiser Registration number BS 3181, Fredrick Changaya, failed to keep nearside of the road and hit the Toyota Hiace registration number BQ 1046 coming from the opposite direction.
“The minibus driven by Ian Dimba was coming from Magalasi, old Chileka road and upon arrival at Blantyre girls primary school, it got hit by the Land cruiser which was coming from the opposite direction,” explained Divala.