Blantyre Resident Magistrate Court on Thursday granted bail to Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Councilor for Bangwe Nthandizi Ward Isaac Jomo Osman.
Osman, popularly known as Mtopwa 1, was arrested on June 29, 2020 in Limbe Township on charges of malicious damage and theft.
He will appear in court on July 24 to answer the charges. Since his arrest, Osman was being held at Chichiri Prison.
According to Limbe Police Publicist, Inspector Patrick Mussa, on May 25, 2019, Member of Parliament for Blantyre Bangwe Constituency, Orphan Shawa was at his residence in Mpingwe celebrating his victory after winning on independent ticket during the 2019 tripartite elections.
In the course of celebrations, Osman together with other accomplices, whilst armed with panga knives, invaded the house of Shawa and violently damaged three car windscreens, and stole three Samsung and two Itel cellphones valued over K1 million.
He is answering charges of Malicious damage and Theft which contravene Section 344(1) and 278 of the penal code respectively.
Osman, 39, hails from Mtalimanja village Traditional Authority Mponda in Mangochi district.