Police in Mangochi district have arrested Black Mjoho, 27, on suspicion that he stabbed and robbed a motorcycle taxi operator at Malindi area in the district.
Mangochi police station public relations officer Sub Inspector Amina Tepani Saudi says on August 8, 2022 the suspect posed as a customer and hired a Kabaza operator lmaan Muhammad, 19, from Mgoza Trading Centre to Mangochi Boma.
“As they were passing Bala area, the suspect produced a sharp object and stabbed the victim on the neck who staggered and fell down while bleeding heavily,”. Daudi says.
She says the suspect fled with the Lufan motorcycle worthy K800,000 before the victim being rushed to St. Martins Hospital by well-wishers.
Daudi adds,” after being on the run for some weeks, the suspect over the weekend went back to Mgoza motorcycle taxi stand in order to hire another motorcycle for the same bad intentions.”
According to Daudi, fortunately, the victim recognized him before accomplishing his mission who alerted fellow operators and ganged after him.
“He was handed over to the police and led them to Nsanama in Machinga where the stolen motorcycle has been recovered,” Daudi says.
Mjoho is expected to appear before court tomorrow to answer a charge of robbery which is contrary to section 301 of the Penal code.
Mjoho hails from Saidi Village Traditional Authority Saidi in Machinga District.