By: Lackson Kanyoza
Police in Mulanje District have arrested a man for being found in possesion of Escom cables.
Police have identified the suspect as Patrick Kalilombe 31 , who stole the cables which are valued K10,000 contrary to section 299 of the Malawi penal code.
According to Mulanje Police publicist Gresham Ngwira, the suspect was arrested on the night of 12/04/16.
“A team of our police was on patrol. During the course of their duties, we found the suspect keeping 24m of the cable valued at MK10,000 and was arrested at the same time,” said Ngwira.
He said the suspect will appear in court soon to answer charges of being found in possession of property suspected to have been stolen.
He, however. urged the public to refrain from this habit as it is counter-productive and said that such people will be prosecuted accordingly.
Patrick Kalilombe hails from Chimaliro village, T/A Nkanda in the district.