Police in Blantyre have arrested three G4S Security guards for allegedly assaulting a man who went to claima K275 000 payment for services rendered to the company. Southern Region Police spokesperson Nicholas Gondwa in an interview on Wednesday identified the suspects as James Sesani, 28, Allan Zalimba, 23 and Christopher Mabvuto, 25, detained at Ndirande Police Station for unlawful wounding. Joel Chirambo, the victim, claimed in an interview with The Nation on Monday that as a technician for Ino Investments, he went to the office in Chirimba with a colleague to press for payment after they maintained air conditioners at G4S offices in July.
Chirambo said: â€œWhen we insisted to see the boss, I was surprised three guards arrived and ordered us to leave.
â€œI reasoned with them we could not leave without seeing the boss, but they lifted me up while assaulting me with a wooden stick (chibonga) in the face.â€
At the time of the interview, Chirambo was bleeding since he had not yet received treatment. Chirambo reported the matter to police, resulting in the arrest of the three who are expected to appear in court this Wednesday to answer charges of unlawful wounding, according to Gondwa.