Thugs ransack ministers’ offices


The offices of two Cabinet ministers have been broken into and some of the stolen property includes computers.

The theft incidents have taken place in the office of the Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Food Security Allan Chiyembekeza and Minister of Labour and Manpower Development Henry Mussa.

Lilongwe Police publicist, Kingsley Dandaula confirmed the incidents and said police have mounted investigations into the matter following a report on Tuesday morning by officials at the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Food Security.


He said they are probing why the thugs have been lately targeting the ministers’ offices.

“We strongly suspect that such cases are the work of insiders. Surprisingly, this is happening when we have a police unit at Capital Hill with officers on patrol. We also know that some ministries hire security guards from private firms,” he said.

Dandaula said apart from the computers, the suspected thieves also stole assorted office items.


In the other incident, Secretary for Labour and Manpower Development, Patrick Kabambe, said suspected thieves also stole computers from the offices of the minister and his secretary last week.

He said the incident followed another one a month earlier where the thieves stole two sets of computers from the offices of PS 2 and his secretary.

“These are standard Dell computers. We reported the matters to police. Both cases have been happening during the weekend. The last incident happened in the office of the Minister and Principal Secretary 2. We are also doing an assessment on our security system and have appealed to police to reinforce security on our premises,” he said.

The third count is aiding and abetting to acquire proceeds of crime.

Odillo and Kafuwa are being represented by lawyer Donvan Silungwe.

Trial on the matter is expected to start later.

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