Human Resource Assistant Nabbed Over Theft In Lilongwe

Lilongwe Police has arrested a Human Resource Assistant at the Land Resource and Conservation Department of the Ministry of Agriculture at Area 3, on suspicion that he broke into the office of the department’s Senior Human Resource Assistant, and stole 75 Samsung Galaxy tablets, 7 tonners, 600 panga knives, all valued at K20.9 million between the months of July 2023 and February this year.
The suspect has been identified as Anthony Chimpale, 48, of Nkhwenembera Village, Traditional Authority Chiwere in Dowa District.
The owner of the victimized office reported to police after noticing that the items were missing following an audit, despite registering no physical breaking of the office for the culprits’ entry.
The stolen property was part of other valuable items the department is keeping for projects.
A systematic investigation into the matter by the station’s detectives, located a number of users of the stolen tablets within Lilongwe. When detectives apprehended the users for questioning, they revealed to have bought the Samsung tablets from the suspect (Chimpale).
After his arrest, Chimpale admitted to have broken into the said office on separate occasions using keys he illegally acquired specifically for commission of the offence.
Police have so far recovered five tablets of the stolen property. Efforts are still underway to recover the remaining 70 gadgets and other items.

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