Police in Likoma are keeping in custody three men for allegedly stealing seventy bags of cement worthy K630, 000. 00 kwacha.
The suspects have been identified as William Edson 32 (foreman) from Lile village,Traditional Authority Msamala in Balaka; Sydney Mphande 45 (security guard) from Chikolechi village,T/A Kaluluma in Kasungu; and Wellos Petro 27 (security guard), from Gamba village T/A Makwangwala in Ntcheu.
The reporter Liu Zhenjiang who is the manager of Liu construction company which is planting solar panel schemes at Likoma and Chizumulu Islands, delivered 200 bags of cement at Chizumulu plant site on Friday July 17, 2020.
Thereafter, on Sunday, July 26 he was surprised to learn that Chizumulu plant site had run short of bags of cement.
Liu asked plant supervisor to conduct a stock taking . It was discovered that seventy bags of cement were missing.
Matter was reported to Likoma Police Station and officers visited the scene of crime.
Investigations carried out led to the arrest of the three suspects on Monday July 27, 2020.
When interviewed, they revealed that they stole the bags of cement in question.
The trio will appear in court soon to answer a charge of theft by servant.
Police in the district strongly condemns the behavior and will make sure that anyone who is connected to this will be brought to book.