In April, 2017, the Anti-Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging that the Acting Director of Science and Technology in the Ministry of Education in Lilongwe had abused his office by using a Government Cheque to repay a personal loan.
The Anti- Corruption Bureau instituted investigations which established that Mr. Patrick Mphadzula had used a Government cheque amounting to K300,000.00 to repay a personal loan of K70,000.00 and asked the one he had repaid the loan to cash and give back to him the remaining K230,000.00.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Mr. Mphadzula on 2nd May, 2017. He was released on bail on 4th May, 2017. He is likely to be charged with abuse of office contrary to Section 25B (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act and one count of money laundering contrary to Section 35(1)(a) of the Money Laundering, Proceeds of Serious Crime and Terrorist Financing Act.