Six young children identified by the police as Blessings Mataka 12, Steve Ngulube 12, Ephraim Kasalu 12, Arnold Moyo 13, Zondiwe Theu 15, and Nelson Phiri 15, all of Chanthomba Location in the area of Traditional Authority Mmbelwa in Mzimba district are behind bars after committing various criminal activities in the district.
Mzimba Police relations officer Peter Botha told News Watch Reviews that the six young boys are in custody for offences of Theft, House breacking, Barglary and Receiving Stolen Property.
“They were arrested on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 after police detectives conducted an intelligence raid which led to the arrests and recoveries of the items. It started with the arrest two who after interrogation revealed their colleagues”, said Peter.
Peter further said these children have been terrorizing the locations of Chimkusa Chathomba, Engalaweni MBC S.S. Corner and at Mzimba boma.
“They confessed that they have been in this business of house breacking, burglary and theft of cash and variable items from different shops and dwelling houses since 2015”, he concluded.
Investigations are still under way as more items are being recovered. So far Police have recovered nine sophisticated cell phones and a laptop all valued close to a million kwacha.
The six suspects will appear before court soon after investigatios are over.