Malawi Police in Dedza are keeping in custody 35 – year old Abel Chakwindima and Chifuniro Chiwoko aged 32 for allegedly setting up a roadblock and impersonating Malawi Defense Force (MDF) officials.
Information that has reached Malawi News Hub indicate that the two, dressed in MDF uniform and were using bikes with MDF numbers.
Comfirming the arrests, Dedza Police Public Relations Officer Sub Inspector Edward Kabango told the media that Chakwindima and Chiwoko were forcing people passing through the set roadblock to pay money.
Some people suspected how the were executing their duties and reported the matter to police who launched a manhunt and arrested the accused.
The suspects are due to appear before court of law but have been charged with impersonating civil servants.
Abel Chakwindima and Chifuniro Chiwoko hails from Gomani Village and Kuchimani Village respectively both in the area of Traditional Authority Sekani in Malawi’s capital city of Lilongwe.