Police in Mzuzu are keeping in custody three men for stealing 63 bags of maize for World Food Program.
Our source said that on February 1,2017 one of the suspects was driving a vehicle registration number MJ 5013 with the other two suspects on board carrying 600 bags of 50kgs maize from Kazombo warehouse in Mzimba to Mbowe in the same district.
At the time of offloading, it was discovered that 63 bags were missing.
The matter was reported to Ekwendeni Police Unit.The officers conducted their investigations and recovered all the bags from vendors at Ekwendeni trading center where they were sold.
The 63 bags of maize are valued at K945,000.00.
According to police the suspects are identified as Funwayo Jere 32,from Kapandajuwa Village,T/A Mtwalo in Mzimba, Chinjovu Mseteka 27,from Chijovu Village,T/A Mzikubola in Mzimba and Rodgers Nyasulu 30,from Mufuma Village,T/A Mtwalo in Mzimba.
The suspects will appear before court soon to answer the charge of theft contrary to section 278 of the Penal Code.