LILONGWE (Malawi NewsNow)- A suspected trickster Mr Yotamu Mhango has been arrested  for personating the Principal Secretary (PS) for Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

Lilongwe Police Station Spokesperson Inspector Kingsley Dandaula said they  arrested Mhango for allegedly claiming he was  Dr Ken M’dala, the (PS) between February and March 2017 in Lilongwe and Blantyre.

He said the PS complained about someone who was going around calling people that he was Dr Ken M’dala and that he would give them some consultancy work for the Ministry.

“The suspect was allegedly targeting lectures from Universities and other higher learning Institutions and also various Non-governmental Organisations offering them opportunities to do consultancy or research work for the Ministry and demanding money for the offers in exchange.

“The cash was sent through Airtel money, so far four people have lodged complaints against the suspect,” said Dandaula.

The suspect is expected to answer charges of personating an officer employed in the public service and for obtaining money by false pretence.

Mhango 30, who hails from Kafukula village in the area of Traditional Authority Mtwalo in Mzimba district is currently remanded at Maula Prison pending further investigations.