Pharmacist, Guard Arrested in Thyolo over Drug Theft

The two will answer theft charges The two will answer theft charges - pic by Hastings Jimani

A pharmacist and a guard at Thyolo District Hospital are in police custody for allegedly stealing medical drugs valued at K500, 000 from the hospital.

Thyolo Police Spokesperson, Sub-Inspector Amos Tione, has identified the pharmacist as George Nankhuni and the guard as John Brighton.

"On Tuesday 2nd June, 2020, Brighton was caught with 30 packets of 1, 000 capsules each worth K500, and 000 and when asked, he mentioned Nankhuni as the one who gave him the drugs," said Sub-Inspector Tione.

The police PRO said Nankhuni was arrested and upon confrontation he apparently admitted to have stolen the drugs from the pharmacy.

"Nankhuni has been charged with theft by public servant while the charge leveled against Brighton is that of being found in possession of medical drugs illegally," said the police PRO.

Nankhuni hails from Bongwa village in Traditional Authority Mwambo in Zomba district while Brighton comes from Pindani village in Traditional Authority Nanseta in Thyolo district.

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