Ntchisi police publicist, Sergeant Yohane Tasowana says, Banda while in full police attire collected national identity cards from women claiming that he was on verification of AIP beneficiaries.
Becoming suspicious of his conduct, the village headman informed the police who, with the help of community policing members, nabbed him.
Upon interrogation, the police discovered that Banda stole the police uniform from a certain police officer's house in Area 24 in Lilongwe.
Tasowana says they are still investigating the matter, and Banda will appear in court soon after the investigations to answer a charge of personating a police officer.
Banda hails from Suza Village, Traditional Authority Kaomba in Kasungu District.