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Computers stolen from Lilongwe High Court

Some unknown people have in recent months been stealing computers at the High Court in Lilongwe.

The Daily Times has learnt that the six laptop computers and one desktop computer have gone missing.

The development has raised eyebrows, with some quarters speculating that the thieves may be targeting the court’s crucial information.

But in an interview on Wednesday, Judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula said the courts have a number of ways of storing information, and the theft would not lead to loss of any information.

He, however, emphasised that the matter was reported to police.

“The police officers are currently doing their investigations. But I have to stress that the Judiciary has back-ups in terms of storing information. We cannot lose any information,” Mvula said.

With commencement of Cashgate trials, the High Court in Lilongwe has in the past two years been handling many high-profile cases.

When asked what progress the police are making on the matter, Lilongwe police spokesperson Kingsley Dandaula said he needed to consult officers from Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

“I will give you the details when I get information from our colleagues from the investigations department,” Dandaula said.

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