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Pharmacist, security guard arrested for stealing medical drugs

By Daniel Sapuli – Mana.

Police in Thyolo are keeping in custody two men for allegedly stealing drugs at the district’s hospital.

Thyolo Police station Public Relations Officer, Amos Tione on Tuesday identified the two suspects as 44 – year – old George Nankhuni, a pharmacist and 30 – year – old John Brighton, a security guard.

“According to Dr Dennis Solomon, a Medical Doctor at Thyolo District Hospital, the hospital is in contract with CFK Security Company. On May 30,2020 Brighton, a guard of the company was caught with 30 packets of 1,000 capsules each costing over K500, 000.00 (five hundred thousand kwacha).

“Upon asking him, the guard mentioned Nankhuni as the one who gave him the drugs. Later, police arrested Nankhuni who,  after confrontation, admitted to have stolen the drugs from the pharmacy,” said Tione.

Tione said the two suspects will appear in court soon to answer the charges leveled against them.

Nankhuni comes from Bongwe village under Traditional Authority Mwambo in Zomba while Brighton hails from Pindani village under Traditional Authority Nanseta in Thyolo.

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