Three men identified as Brian Maulana, Samson Daud and Chikondi Alisesiyo are in Police custody at Kasungu Police Station after robbing and killing a guard at Standard bank in the wee hours of October 27, 2022 in Kasungu.
The three were among the two other suspects who are at large who broke into Standard bank Kasungu branch and went away with cash amounting to K31, 640, 000.
At around 0500 hours motor vehicle registration number BV 826 Honda freed had an accident in Dowa, the first to arrive at the scene was a watchman from Dowa district hospital who found the driver unconscious, when he gained his consciousness he gave him cash amounting to K60,000 to find othe boys to take out the vehicle from the drain and the driver took a motorcycle kabaza saying he was going to Police to report the accident.
Later the first and second suspects arrived at the scene claiming they are friends with the driver, the watchman connected their issue with the Kasungu bank robbery and tipped the police who rushed to the scene and arrested the two.
A team of investigators from Kasungu rushed to Dowa after checking the vehicle they found one grinder and cutting disk that correspond to the cutting disk found at the scene in Kasungu.
When the first suspect Maulana asked about the Kasungu standard bank robbery he admitted responsibility and said they connived with a guard from UK security Alisesiyo who have been arrested in Kasungu.
Investigations are still underway to arrest the other two suspects.
The two will appear before court soon to answer charges levelled against them.
Maulana, 38 hails from Chabwera village, Traditional Authority Liwonde in Balaka, Daudi, 32 is from Mmemo village, Traditional Authority Makwangwala in Ntcheu and Alisesiyo, 28 hails from Mbeta village, Traditional Authority Mwase in Kasungu.