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ACB ARRESTS KARIM, KACHINGWE AND COMMISSIONER BOTOMANI IN RELATION TO PROCUREMENT OF RATION PACKS

ACB ARRESTS KARIM, KACHINGWE AND COMMISSIONER BOTOMANI IN RELATION TO PROCUREMENT OF RATION PACKS

On 4th December, 2018, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Mr. Zameer Karim of
Pioneer Investments and Mr. Grant Kachingwe. On 5th December, ACB arrested Commissioner G.I. Botomani in relation to the contract to supply ration packs to the Malawi Police Service by Pioneer Investments in 2015.

Zameer Karim is likely to be charged with one count of theft contrary to Section 271
as read with Section 278 0r the Penal Code, uttering a false document contrary to
Section 360 of the Penal Code and acquiring proceeds of crime contrary to Section
42(1) (c) of the Financial Crimes Act.

Grant Kachingwe is likely to be charged with forging documents in order to help Pioneer Investments obtain a bank loan.

Commissioner Botomani is likely to be charged with uttering a false document, abuse
of office and acquiring proceeds of crime contrary to Section 360 of the Penal Code
25B(1) of the Corrupt Practices Act and Section 42(1) (c) of the Financial Crimes Act
respectively.

They will be taken to Court after the Bureau has recorded statements from them.

EGRITA M. NDALA
SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

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