Court Reserves Bail Ruling for MUST Employee Over Suspected Theft
Thyolo Senior Resident Magistrate Assunta Maxwell on Tuesday reserved her bail ruling for Amos Mphande, 43, who is answering charges of theft of school property at the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST).
The court heard through state prosecutor, Sub-Inspector Felix Senzani that Mphande, a MUST employee, was arrested on Sunday after he was allegedly found packing school items in his personal car.
Senzani said that Mphande, was arrested with the school items which after being quizzed said he would want to return to the supplier for he was oversupplied.
Senzani added that this is after investigations revealed that 100 laptop computers, 58 CPUs and 83 rims of papers worth K44 million had gone missing at the institution.
State prosecutor said that further follow-ups led to the recovery of two more CPUs which were reportedly stolen some time back.
The suspect who is being represented by counsel Hannif Aufi applied for bail but the state objected on the basis that investigations are underway, moving Magistrate Maxwell to adjourn the matter to 12 May 2023 for bail ruling.
Mphande hails from Chibere village, Traditional Authority Mankhambira in Nkhatabay.