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Police in Lilongwe have recovered some property which was stolen at the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs offices.

According to Lingadzi Police spokesperson, Foster Benjamin, the property includes three laptops and three solar batteries worth about K4 million.

Suspect, Brian Jamali, 24, has since been arrested and charged with the offence of breaking into the building and committing a felony, contrary to Section 311 of the Penal Code

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“The suspect committed the offence alongside others. His accomplices are still at large but as police, we are doing all we can to apprehend them,” Benjamin said.

He said the suspects committed the offence between February and July this year.

A guard, who was working at the ministry, is suspected to have been working with the suspects.

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Benjamin said Jamali, who comes from Chilemba Village, Traditional Authority Chimaliro in Thyolo, will appear in court soon to answer the charge levelled against him.

People started stealing accessories for solar panels and street lighting around Capital Hill as soon as they were installed.

The increased cases of theft at Capital Hill have been raising concern over the safety of crucial government information.

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