The Anti-Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging that Mr. Steven Kwalapu a City Ranger at Lilongwe City Council solicited and received K10,000.00 from Mr. John Kapito, in order for him to allow Mr. Kapito continue constructing on what Mr. Kwalapu said was an illegal construction.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau investigated the matter and confirmed the allegation. Mr. Kwalapu was taken to Lilongwe Chief Resident Magistrate’s Court. He was charged with two counts of corrupt practices by public officer contrary to Section 24 (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act.
In October 2014, the Lilongwe Chief Resident Magistrate’s Court found Steven Kwalapu guilty of both counts and convicted him.
On 10th January, 2015, the Court sentenced him to eighteen (18) months imprisonment with hard labour on each of the two counts respectively. The sentences have been suspended for one year on condition that he does not commit any Corrupt Practices Act offence within the suspension period.
EGRITA M. NDALA
SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL