ARMED robbers have stolen K45,000 cash, a vehicle and a pistol after
attacking a 32 year old businessman of Mwami border trading area.
Eastern Province Police Commissioner Alex Chilufya confirmed
that Godfrey Sakala was robbed of cash amounting to K 45,00,
a Toyota Premio, and a nine millimetre pistol by unknown armed men
wearing face masks on Friday around 19:00 hours.
Mr Chilufya said Sakala reported to the police that eight armed men
followed him from Mwami border trading centre to his house in the same
area and pointed a fire arm at him as they smashed a rear window
of his vehicle.
He said the robbers then drove him 500 meters from his house where
they tied him up and drove away with the vehicle as he shouted for
Mr Chilufya explained that police visited the scene and recovered the stolen
vehicle and car keys in Mchini extension area on Saturday.
He said police had not yet establish what type of fire arm the thieves
were using as investigations are underway.
The Police commissioner warned people against moving with huge sums of
money to avoid being attacked.
And a 75 year old man of Chief Mphamba’s area in Lundazi district was
discovered dead in a trench after leaving home for beer drinking on
Mr Chilufya named the deceased as Mapeya Lukhele and the matter was
reported to the police by his brother, Isaac Lukhele.
He said police suspect no foul play as his body had no physical
injuries adding that the man had poor eye sight, which might have led
him into falling in a trench.