Malawian arrested for stealing two vehicles in Zambia

A Malawian man has been arrested by Police in Lilongwe in connection with the theft of two Zambian motor vehicles.

Eastern Province Police Commissioner, Alex Chilufya confirmed to Breeze News the arrest of Alfred Phiri, who is in police custody in Lilongwe.

Mr. Chilufya said Phiri was arrested last week after he failed to produce papers for a Toyota Hiace he was selling in Lilongwe.

He says Police in Lilongwe were notified on the matter and discovered that the vehicle, which was being sold was stolen from Mwami border area in Zambia on July 10th 2016 and belonged to Charles Million Tembo, who was using it for campaigns.

Mr. Chilufya said after further investigations by the Malawian police officers, they also discovered that the suspect was in possession of a Toyota Corolla belonging to Gift Phiri of Zambia, which went missing from Mwami border area last month.

He says Police in Lilongwe have impounded both vehicles, which will soon be handed over to the Zambian police and given to the owners.

Mr. Chilufya says the suspect will soon appear in the courts of law in Lilongwe.

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