Nsanje ADMARC Marketing Officer is in custody for the alleged theft of 15, 121 kilogrammes of government maize and rice valued K4, 070,500.
The suspect Kennedy Suza, 39, was arrested on Monday following an audit which revealed the shortage.
Nsanje Police Prosecutor Inspector Christopher Botoman told Malawi News Agency (MANA) Tuesday that the alleged stolen items are pegged at K4, 070,500.
However, the suspect denied the charge in court on Tuesday in the face of Second Grade Magistrate George Chimombo.
Meanwhile, Suza has been remanded to Nsanje Prison until Monday, March 27, 2017, when hearing of the case will commence.
Magistrate Chimombo’s ruling followed a plea by the state that investigations are still underway on the matter.
Suza 39, hails from Suza Village in Traditional Authority (TA) Kaomba in Kasungu.
Source: Malawi News Agency – MANA