Malawi prison warder arrested for smuggling phone sim cards into Prison cells.

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A Prison warder at Zomba Central Prison is in Police custody at Zomba for allegedly smuggling 60 Airtel sim cards into Prison cells.

According to a police report seen by aihnews.com the suspect “Warder” Steven Ching’anda 35, connived with one of the convicts Goodson Mandala to smuggle the sim cards into the Prison cells.

The information got into the ears of the Police who immediately instituted investigations that led to the arrest of the suspect on 25th September, 2019 and recovery of the sim cards that were already in the hands of the convict.

The investigations have also revealed that all the 60 sim cards were registered using one National Identity Card in the name of Jafali Khupula, a wife to the convict who later surrendered them to the suspect to deliver to her husband.

Meanwhile, Police in the district is still investigating the matter to uncover the aim behind the syndicate, and the suspect is likely to answer a case of introduction of prohibited articles into Prison and abuse of office.

Steven Ching’anda comes from Jeze village, Traditional Authority Mponda in the district of Mangochi and is currently remanded to Prison.

story details sent in by Inspector_Joseph_SAUKA for EASTERN REGION POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER.

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