Lilongwe police arrest notorious gang leader – Capital Radio Malawi
18 June, 2024

Lilongwe police arrest notorious gang leader

Jonah (L) and Lilian (R). Photo Credit: Lilongwe Police

Police in Lilongwe Police have arrested 30-year-old Emmanuel Jonah, famously known as Nana among criminal gangs.

The suspect who has been on the run for two months is believed to have masterminded a crime whereby he broke into a Chinese couple’s warehouse at Area 6.

Lilongwe police spokesperson Hastings Chigalu said, “Jonah stole 61 motorcycles, and 84 bales of secondhand clothes all valued at K229 million in December last year.”

“The Area 3 detectives have also taken into custody a 30-year-old woman, identified as Lilian Manda, an Area 49 resident who has been receiving, and selling some of the stolen property on behalf of Jonah and his fellow criminal gangs,” Chigalu added.

The woman (Lilian), who has been charged with receiving stolen property, admitted to have received from the suspect nine brand-new motorcycles, which she later sold in Nkhotakota. Police have since recovered them all.

In December last year, Jonah and his accomplices who are also in custody broke into a warehouse situated along Maula Street, and went away with the said property.

According to Chigalu they hired a 10 tonner truck, Scania Van, registration number DA 1610 to ferry the stolen items on two separate occasions to Area 25. So far, 17 motorcycles out of the 61, have been recovered.

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