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ACB ARRESTED TWO BUSINESS MEN IN LILONGWE

ACB ARRESTED TWO BUSINESS MEN IN LILONGWE

On 10th February, 2014 the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Mr. Allan Harrison Magombo, Managing Director of Down Stairs Building Contractors in relation to the ongoing cash gate investigations. It is suspected that Mr. Allan Harrison Magombo obtained K32, 475,126 .00 from Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development for services which were not rendered to Malawi Government.

He was taken before the Lilongwe Magistrate’s Court. He was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit an offence contrary to Section 35 of the Corrupt Practices Act and two counts of theft contrary to Section 278 of the Penal Code.

He pleaded not guilty to all the counts. He was granted bail on the following conditions:

1. Accused to produce cash bond of MK 2,000,000.00

2. Accused to produce two reliable sureties each bonded MK 500,000.00 cash

3. Accused to surrender his travel documents to ACB

4. Accused to report at ACB every Mondays

On 12th February, 2014, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Mr. Albert Phillip Mwenibabu sole Proprietor of Mweni Civil Engineering in relation to the ongoing cash gate investigations. It is suspected that Mr. Albert Phillip Mwenibabu obtained K39, 183, 997.26 from Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development for services which were not rendered to Malawi Government.

He was taken before the Lilongwe Magistrate’s Court. He was charged with one count of theft contrary to Section 278 of the Penal Code and two counts of money laundering contrary to Section 35 (1) (c) of the Money Laundering, Proceeds of Serious Crimes and Terrorist Financing Act.

He pleaded not guilty to all the counts. He was granted bail on the following conditions:

The accused to surrender a cash bond of MK1,000,000.00 to the Court
The accused to furnish two sureties bonded at MK500,000.00 not cash each
The accused to be reporting at the ACB Offices once a week
The accused to surrender a travel document to the Bureau
Accused to report at ACB every Mondays

The suspect has not yet paid the money. He is in police custody.

The matters have been adjourned to 24th and 26th February, 2014 respectively from 9:00 am.

EGRITA M. NDALA

SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER