Police in chitipa are keeping in custody a 45 year old Rodrick Kapila for allegedly stealing medical materials.
Kapila is working as a hospital attendant at chitipa district hospital and has been assigned to work in laboratory department.
On august 31 at around 7 pm he was caught red handed with six packets of malaria rapid diagnostic test (MRDP) at the main gate of the hospital by the guard on duty.
“On the stared date the suspect carried a carton with the said materials in it and recovered with nsima left over’s on top for concealment”
When he was checked at the main gate it was discovered that he carried medicals in the carton at his way out.
The value of the items is 100,000 and it has been confiscated and the suspect will appear in court soon to answer an offence of theft by public servant.
Rodrick Kapila hails from Gamba village in traditional authority Nthalire in chitipa district.