Suspect escapes through the backdoor
Nsanje Police have recovered 36 coupons meant to purchase government subsidized farming inputs and cash amounting to K230,000. Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant Agnes Zalakoma said they recovered the coupons and the cash after they were tipped off by informers that an unidentified person was buying FISP coupons in Senior Chief Malemia’s area.
The police setup a sting operation by obtaining the buyers phone and called him pretending they were potential sellers of the fertilizer. “We agreed to meet where he was lodging. Upon realizing that it was the police he ran away through the back door of the lodge. We recovered the coupons and money in the room he was lodging,” said Zalakoma.
She said the police are still looking for the suspect who is still on the run eating. Senior Chief Malemia has warned subjects against selling the coupons saying once caught, the really long arm of the law will take its course against them. This year the FISP program continues to be embroidered with cases of criminality and corruption though the center stage has been Transglobe’s non involvement in the distribution exercise.