A truck driver belonging to Load Queen Haulers Company who was hired by government to transport relief food items to Mchinji District is in police custody for allegedly stealing 78 bags of maize worthy K585, 000.00 and giving it to Democratic Progressive Party Aspirants for campaigns.
The suspect Harrison Singano (40) who hails from Malilana Village in the area of traditional authority Kaphuka in Dedza during the night of 13 and 14 March 2019 was spotted selling relief maize at Kapanila Village along Mchinji Lilongwe M12 Road. According to information available, the driver lied that he had sold the Maize to vendors
When police was tipped, a team of police officers rushed to the scene where they found both buyers and the seller in the act but only arrested the driver.
Upon interrogations, it was established that the driver was ferrying 600 bags weighing 50kgs each from Kanengo Silo’s meant for Mchinji District Commissioner’s Office as relief food.
The police immediately arrested the driver and managed to recover 78 bags.
Investigations to arrest his accomplices are in progress while Harrison will soon appear before court to answer charges of theft which is contrary to section 278 of the penal code.
Mchinji District is one of the areas which has been affected with the current natural disaster.
The police are appealing to all people in the country to continue working together in the promotion of safety and security.