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COURT FINDS ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT GUILTY OF FRAUD MZUZU

COURT FINDS ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT GUILTY OF FRAUD MZUZU

In 2010, the Anti-Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging that John Ndomondo Chigwere Kumwenda, an Accounts Assistant responsible for maintaining Fees Account at the Chief Resident Magistrate Court in Mzuzu forged a cheque and obtained the sum of K300,000.00 from the Fees Account.

The Anti-Corruption Bureau investigated the matter and confirmed the allegation. He was taken to Mzuzu Chief Resident Magistrate’s Court. He was charged with one count of forgery and one count of uttering a false document contrary to Section 364 and 360 of the Penal Code respectively.

On 27th January, 2015, Mzuzu Chief Resident Magistrate’s Court found John Ndomomdo Chigwere Kumwenda guilty of both counts and convicted him. He was sentenced to twenty four (24) months and eighteen (18) months imprisonment with hard labour on each of the two counts respectively. The sentences are to run concurrently.

EGRITA M. NDALA
SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL

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