Commenting on the incident EU Official say “We can confirm that one of our observer teams was the victim of a robbery at their accommodation, and some money and personal items were stolen.
It happened in the early hours of 12 May in Chikwawa district.
One of the team members sustained some injuries which have now been treated and he has been discharged from hospital.
Both of the affected observers are in Blantyre for the time-being.
This incident is now being handled by the Malawi Police Service.
A police report seen by aihnews.com shows Meanwhile a police report indicate MR MARIO ORRU AGED 51 OF ITALIAN NATIONALITY HOLDER OF PASSPORT NUMBER YAS 150159 WHO IS ON
EUROPEAN MISSION 2019 ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION THAT UN KNOWN CRIMINALS ARMED WITH PANGA KNIVES BROKE INTO THEIR ROOMS AND STOLE ASSORTED ITEMS.
BRIEF FACTS ARE THAT THE REPORTER AND HIS WORKMATE
MRS SLAVENA LIEVA AGED 40 FROM BULGERIA ARE ON EUROPEAN UNION ELECTIONS OBSERVATION MISSION ON THE FORTH COMING TRIPARTITE ELECTIONS AND HAV BEEN LODGING AT MEMORIES LODGE FROM 18 TH APRIL 2019 IN ROOMS 105 AND 106 RESPECTIVELY.
ON SUNDAY 12TH MAY 2019 AT ABOUT 0200 HRS WHILE THE THEY WERE FAST A SLEEP IN RESPECTIVE ROOMS, A GROUP OF UNKNOWN ARMED CRIMINALS WHO DISGUISED THEMSELVES IN MUSKS AND BLUE WORK SUITS , BROKE INTO THE LODGE COMPOUND BY BREAKING THE REAR COMPOUND DOOR.
THEY USED UNKNOWN OBJECT TO OPEN ROOM 105 . THREE CRIMINALS DEMANDED CASH FROM THE REPORTER BUT RESISTED TO SURRENDER.
IN THE PROCESS, ONE CRIMINAL USED A MACHETE LIKE OBJECT WHICH HE CUT THE REPORTER AT BACK HEAD AND LOWER LIP, HE LOST BLOOD IN THE PROCESS AND THE CRIMINALS STOLE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS.
(1) LENOVO LAPTOP SILVER IN COLOUR
(2) SUMSUNG CELLPHONE AND ACER CELLPHONE WHICH HAD 0997226372 AND 0887080827 NUMBERS
(3) CASH AMOUNTED TO K 1,300,000 MALAWIAN KWACHA CURRENCY.
THEN THE CRIMINALS ALSO BROKE INTO THE SECOND ROOM 106 BELONGING TO MRS SLAVENA LIEVA WHERE SHE WAS NOT HARMED BUT HIS MONEY 500 UNITED STATES DOLLARS AND AN EQUIVALENT AMOUNT OF 500 US DOLLARS IN MALAWI LOCAL CURRENCY WAS STOLEN IN THE PROCESS.
MATTER WAS REPORTED TO CHIKWAWA POLICE STATION BY THE OWNER OF THE LODGE MR CHIWANGA WHERE BY POLICE PARTY LED BY THE OFFEICER INCHARGE MR DAVIE CHINGWALU RUSHED TO VISIT THE SCENE..
UPON ARRIVAL AT THE LODGE, THE VICTIMS WERE ALREADY SENT TO CHIKWAWA DISTRICT HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS TREATED AS AN OUT PATIENT.
OBSERVATION AT THE SCENE REVEALS THAT THE CRIMINALS USED A REAER DOOR OF THE LODGE AS ENTRY.
THE CRIMINALS FIRST BROKE INTO THE RECEPTIONIST OFFICE WHERE THEY TIED HER ON THE FACE WITH A WRAPPER, THEN ALSO ARRESTED THE WACHMAN MR MAXWELL DANCAIN USING MOSQUITO NET STRINGS BEFORE THE INCIDENT.
ACCORDING TO INFORMATION SOURCE FROM THE WATCHMAN, THE CRIMINALS WERE MORE THAN TEN IN NUMBER READS THE POLICE REPORT
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