2 Arrested for Theft by Trick in Mulanje

Ngwira Ngwira - pic by Hastings Jimani

A 29 year old man is in police custody in Mulanje for allegedly stealing K500, 000 from his business partner by trick before raping his wife.

Mulanje Police Spokesperson Sub-Inspector Gresham Ngwira said it is alleged that Frank Mtambo borrowed K500, 000 from his partner (name withheld) who stays at Mponela in Dowa district and he promised to give him a Sienta vehicle as collateral.

He said the business partner in company of his wife travelled to Mulanje to Mtambo’s house to collect the vehicle.

“While discussing the vehicle issue, Mtambo changed the subject and convinced his partner to seek charms from a herbalist identified as Goliati Walasi for wealth accumulation,” said Ngwira.

Ngwira said the man collected the charms and Mtambo advised him to send his wife there to collect additional charms.

“Unsuspecting man accepted the order but when the wife went there, Mtambo fooled her that he had to sleep with her as part of the couple’s rituals or else she would go mad and it is alleged that he raped the woman right in the herbalist’s house,” said Ngwira.

Upon reaching home in Dowa, the wife revealed the matter to her husband who travelled back to Mulanje and launched the complaint to police.

Police then arrested Mtambo and charged him with theft by trick and rape offences while the herbalist has been charged with theft by trick offence.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 04/08/2020

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