Three police officers that were arrested in connection to the theft at former president the late Bingu wa Mutharika’s Casablanca Manor at Ndata Farm in Thyolo are on bail.
Deputy police spokesperson for Southern Region Beatrice Mikuwa confirmed the release on bail of police officers Chisomo Kaleso, Mayeso Mwansambo and Luka Magodo from Police Mobile Service (PMS) B Company in Limbe, Blantyre.
“I can confirm that Midima Court gave bail to the three police officers who were connected to the theft at Ndata. The bail was given by second grade magistrate Loyce Chirwa,” said Mikuwa.
Chirwa ordered the three to each pay bail bond of K20 000 cash and two sureties each of K10 000 not cash, according to Mikuwa.
They are supposed to report to Limbe Police every fortnight.
The three police officers were arrested last month after a break-in at Ndata was detected at the end of their duty guarding shift which was from July 19 to August 2 2014.
The minibus they were travelling in as they returned to Limbe from Ndata was intercepted at Bangwe Police Roadblock and a search discovered some of the stolen items.
More items were discovered after police got a tip-off from the public that they were being sold in Manja Township.
The items recovered include Laws of Malawi Volume 3, a set of Panasonic speakers, Sub-woofer, six twitters, four speakers, a computer, nine wine tumblers and three suitcases.
Others were two travelling bags, 10 curtains, computer cables, two sink taps, three Bibles and one dictionary.
Trial of the accused police officers will continue on September 13 2014, according to Mikuwa. n