Police in the northern Malawi district Mzuzu have arrested a 35-year-old Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB) investigation officer on suspicion that he was cultivating Indian hemp at his house.
Northern Region Police public relations officer, Norah Chimwala, identified the suspect as Kondwani Zulu of Kansilanga Village T/A Mzukuzuku in Mzimba.
Zulu works at ACBÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s regional office in Mzuzu.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Police arrested the Anti-Corruption Bureau officer for cultivating cannabis sativa (indian hemp) at his house in Katoto. About eight plants were uprooted from the house. They were cultivated together with tomatoes,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Chimwala.
Chimwala said the suspect, who was arrested on Thursday, told police that he didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know that the plants were Indian hemp.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Police are urging members of the general public to know the type of flowers surrounding their houses because ignorance is no defence when it comes to law,Ã¢â‚¬Â she said.
The suspect has since been charged with the offence of cultivating cannabis sativa.