ACB intimidated by Chaudhry: Claims to be Malawi President’s ‘donor’ and untouchable

Investigators at the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and police officers are said to be intimidated and threatened by businessperson, Karamat Ullah Chaudhry and Azhar Chaudrey, to drop any other investigations against them related to tax, money laundering and corruption, saying they are untouchables and key fanciers to ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and “well-wishers” of President Peter Mutharika.

Chaudry (left) with President Mutharika

Chaudry (left) with President Mutharika

Karamat Chaudhry was recently interrogated by Fiscal Police in connection with the K2 million deposited into ACB boss Lucas Kondowe’s bank account at First Merchant Bank (FMB) in Blantyre.

ACB said they have dockets for the entrepreneur in relation to forex externalisation.

The Chaudhry family who own a Super Market have also been getting contracts from Malawi Police to supply uniform.

Meanwhile, Nyasa Times learnt ACB were dropping Chaudry’s all cases following pressure.

“Chaudry is intimidating and threatening all investigators including the director and his deputy that he is well connected,” said an investigator who wanted his identity to be shielded for fear of reprisals.

The investigators shared with Nyasa Times a photo of Chaudry with President Mutharika which the businessman has been showing law enforcing agencies to prove his links with the power that be.

Chaudry claims, according to ACB investigators, that he has been a big donor to DPP and the financier of Mutharika’s private errands, saying any legal action against him will affect the DPP and the President as he will pull out his support.

When telephoned for an interview, both Karamat and Azhar Chaudry cut their line upon Nyasa Times introduced the subject.

Meanwhile, graft-busting body’s workers have complained about lack of resources, forcing some of their colleagues to carry sensitive investigation files on public transport.

ACB investigators told British High Commissioner Michael Nevin who visited the bureau’s regional offices in Blantyre that financial challenges are frustrating them.

ACB director general Lucas Kondowe, who was with the High Commissioner during the tour, attributed the problem to the difficulties the institution faces in sourcing funding at the Blantyre Treasury office.

Nevin said it is the duty of the Malawi Government to make sure that the ACB operates smoothly.

In the 2014/15 National Budget, ACB received K1.4 billion against its proposed K3.6 billion budget.

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60 thoughts on “ACB intimidated by Chaudhry: Claims to be Malawi President’s ‘donor’ and untouchable”

  1. NAC says:

    Mutharika ndi Chiboli chokuba

  2. eeeish says:

    Iz this true or just a scape goat?

  3. Kumbukani says:

    The president or his backroom staff have a moral obligation to explain his relationship with the corruption suspect or at least the photo to Malawians

  4. Nganituwe says:

    we did not vote for him koma anatibela mavoti mlandu umeneu akayenkhe nda Justice Mbendera kumwamba

  5. MCP Yeniyeni says:

    Aganya mwalemba zanzeru. Tiwone mmwenyeyu superate yake ili kuti ndi kuti anthu akatengemo zofuna zawo mmenemo pa ma demo basi.

  6. Tonse says:

    Tati
    You are right these guys are not big boys. They are not buying all malawian they can afford peter as he is mumu. Please malawian lets bring this thungs down for better malawi. Let them watch american gangster movies soon they will face the music. Ngati ndalama yavuta nenani tikupatsani .

  7. Mbanangwa says:

    Mbala izo zikuyendera limodzi.

  8. Jk says:

    Kamuzu banda said malawians uwill cry lero ndizimenezi kumangovotera mbava

  9. Lilian K says:

    We have ourselves to blame Malawians. Kukhalira kunyozana mitundu pa zinthu zosakhuzana ndi chitukuko. Timothy Mtambo akati tiyeni tichitepo kanthu pa nkhani yakuti, ena akuti chimtumbuka. John Kapito akati abale tiyeni tiwonese mkwiyo apa, ena akuti chimlomwe icho. Billy Mayaya akatii izi ayi, ena akuti watumidwa ndi a chewa. Ndiye anzathuwa asalowelelepo?

  10. TATI says:

    Does this Indian think Malawi belongs to Mutharika then he should be making a big mistake.Peter is there on trust of Malawians if he start proving beyond reasonable doubt that he is a crook as we hear,Malawians can withdraw their as they did with his brother on 20 July of that fateful year.Nafenso a Malawi timamuvotera munthu ameneyu kamba chani,ndimalephera kumvetsa,mavuto onsewa Kenyatta Nyirenda basi.

  11. anthu chinangwa says:

    ah! shame shame shame

  12. bille says:

    Can someone do something with this idiocy, please??? Kodi a Silikale alikuti mu dziko muno…Can someone arrest these crooks, please???? Till when are we going to cry a Malawi???? Tilila mpaka liti!?!?!?! Koma NyasaLand iyi…

  13. Think Tank says:

    Dziko ndi wanu,ndalama ndi zanthu. In other words,the one who has money runs the country for us by proxy.

  14. Biyisikolo says:

    Why should Indians be left free while you victimise fellow Malawians. Peter is a cashgater that is merciless. If these were in SA they would have been be cut into palatable pieces but we are peace loving country with very greedy stupid leaders.

  15. Kavuluvulu says:

    A Malawi ! Mavotavota !Angakhale a President ameneawo !

  16. M'doko says:

    Boma la matycoon

  17. kamfana says:

    Kodi paja samati ACB IZIIMA PAYOKHA{INDEPENDENT}.NANGA ZIKUYENDANSO BWANJI KUTI IZIKHALA SELECTIVE POGWIRA NTCHITO?KODI OSAUKA IFE NDIYE AZINGOGWIRA POTI TILIBE NDALAMA?ACB!ACB!ACB!!!!!WAKE UP!!!!DON’T WORK WITH FEAR.FEAR THE LAW NOT MAN.REGARDLESS OF POSITION,RELIGION,RACE,WORTH & SIZE.DO UR WORK AS U PROMISED WHEN U WERE JUST STARTING UR WORK.MWAZOLOWERA?MWADYA MABANZI AMBIRI?MULUNGUTU AKUWONA.KAYANOKHA.

  18. Aganya says:

    Sikuti akaonetsa picture anthu ali limodzi ndiye kuti ndi ma financiers iyayi. Izo put aside koma tione zenizeni zomwe mwenyeyu akudzitukumula.

    Who is Chaudery by the way? which supermarket does he own? We are tired of being ruled and threatened by foreigners. This is Malawi not India. Who is he to interfere with investigations? If his hands are clean, why is he furious? Zoona nde akumuopa chifukwa choti amacheza ndi a president zoona? No way!

    Thats why i will miss Kamuzu for the rest of my life. Imeneyi inali 24 hours ‘pack up and go’.
    Can we do that in their country? This shud be a learning point for our leaders not to associate with foreigners, ndi izo akutitola. Kwawo sizipangika zimenezi no wonder timasekedwa always a Malawi.

  19. okhudzidwa says:

    Black market uve said it all,infact bwenzi tikumva kuti he’s oredey at zomba maximum prison,makhuluku kudyera limodzi,

  20. YOLANDA says:

    nkhope za mbava zikamayenda limodzi,sizisowa kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  21. Greencardless Malawian says:

    A GOVERNMENT OF CROOKS BY CROOKS, LED BY A CROOK, PERSONALLY ASSISTED BY A CROOK. GOD IS NOT MAN THAT CROOKS CAN FOOL HIM….

  22. Black Market says:

    If the current ACB head is indeed a courageous man then this guy has to be arrested heavily without mercy. He is one of the Malawi’s most wanted persons since our economy is being manipulated by such people by externalizing forex to their home countries. Arrest him, you have our support and integrity to protect for your future and love of the nation. Let this guy get arrested now now. Please arrest him.

    So he was financing DPP kuti aziononga dziko lathu?

    So Peter Mutharika wanted to become President on wrong motives as such? Chakwera, wake up!!!!

  23. Think Tank says:

    Nothing new. Remember he said he would continue where his brother left? I remember his brother opening up in February,2012. He said hew has lost war on corruption. This is t. Do you remember Bakili allowing an Asian convict to go for “medical treatment” abroad and he never came back. The one who offered bribes to a High Court Judge. Our leaders cant resist the smell of ndalama,dolar cash yo! And our Asian friends invest very heavily into our leaders’ bank accounts.

  24. Ameneyo ndiye Malawi ndikumudziwa ine, munthu kukapanga deposit 2million anali ataponda mwala,, Peter nayenso ndi mbava, palibepo wabwino apa !!

  25. Joseph Msumba-Bolero says:

    mwayiona bangwe!! we hv been telling you,koma kusamva.We knew 4 sure kuti 2million inali ndi cholinga.Well done Kondowe!! Pangani manyazi alomwe kubakira zausilu.

  26. Hens says:

    Amangwetu there is no one above the law if there is evidence go for him he doesn’t feed the country this mmenye party ndi boma nzosiyana nde bwana Kondowe mukamusiya ameneyu nde Odilo musiyeniso Odilo Anali wamkulu oyimilira asilikali Arthur adziko akanatha kutisakaza pamene mukuti mmenyeyu amathandiza chipani ,filibeg naye phi du as a country nde osamuopa ayi Oslo Peter amvesetsa kuti mukugwila ntchito yanu nde tiyeni naye ameneyu

  27. Biyisikolo says:

    Pitala has never changed. He remains the same old man who corruptly bought MHC houses, shared public root with Bingu an now cashgating eg NACGATE. Malawi’s high illiteracy and tribalism are the driving force coupled with greed. The marriage of DPP and UDF spells doom for this already stupid nation

  28. apundi says says:

    mwazionera nokha kuti cashgate inayambira ku DPP umboni upose pamenepa

  29. fight says:

    Zopusa basi .kulezera Tsabola eti.Wawenso Pitala mutu wako siukoka konse.

  30. Charombanthu says:

    If you can arrest the former Army Chief Odillo, who is this crook who claims to be an untouchable?? Lock him up without fear or favour. ACB, do not apply selective justice, please…

  31. Omex70 says:

    Pitala, Pitala, Pitala I have called your names three times. It means I am totally fed up with your leadership. Please, do us a favour by resigning and go to USA for retirement or teaching post.

  32. MELINDA says:

    dziko lili mmanja mwa agalu.kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  33. magaula says:

    kukubweraku no intimidation chifukwa ikhala dpp police

  34. magaula says:

    tayisiyani fiscal police igwire ntchito inu dpp.ma recruit a police atulukawa onse ndi ma dpp cadets amene pitala anawauza kuti akatenga boma adzawalemba ntchito inu simungadabwe figure kuchuluka choncho

  35. ENOCH says:

    Anayamba ndi batawalala Wa LIDO kupanga Corrupt apolisi A chair A Bingu ndipo amamangitsa amene Akuna kuti amangidwe ngati asemphana chifukwa cha mkazi ndipo uyu nayenso wayamba koma how can the whole ACB being intimidated by mwenye whether akuziwana ndi bwana or no bwana amangeni basi

  36. Alinafe Kondowe says:

    AMalawi, tiyeni titsegule maso. We did not vote DPP into power. DPP rigged mothandizidwa ndi anthu ngati amwenyewa. Lero they want to break our laws, make our consititution lose value just because they bought Mutharika. The past few days we had seen govt clearing mulli’s loan with tax payers money as if mulli is a govt department. Somebody somewhere must be kidding! Lets join hands and end this for once and for all.

  37. Apao Kugola says:

    The Malawi nation is good at crying and pathetically very bad at taking positive action for real change. Heroes are still the ones who challenged mzungu in the 1950s kicking the white man off the hooks of Stupid Federation and Colonialism. Where people are sane, they act not using emotions but brains. The 2014 presidential election will remain a lost opportunity for thinking Malawi people who would have challenged the bogus constitutional dictates for a re-count that was imminent. But instead of acting positively for the good of the nation we all let Mbendera loose and watched him shedding tears of stupidity over the derailment of the Malawi national train. When all evidence of electoral fraud was apparent, that was the right time for the Malawi nation to challenge the constitution and get out of their homes for a recount of the vote or a re-run. But instead every man sat on his tail while every woman brooded over her something in fear.

    Shaa, what are you saying now? Leave DPP and Mutharika to stay on until the term expires. If you want to remove Pitara wait until May 2019 through a legitimate vote. If the votes will be tampered with again, there and then shall you think of removing him by tearing the national constitution whose good paper works never get followed by politicians and crooked corrupt judges and lawyers. Otherwise, when you accept the results of an election, wisdom should guide you to respect the chosen leaders. Zomati mwavomereza the outcome of the bogus elections kenako nkumatukwana atsogoleri ndiye kanundu ameneyo; chamba chenicheni.

    Naliji apano. Mbite.

    The Fearless Samurai (Jwampiriu) – Wa Kongeresi: Kwaaacha!

  38. Uchindami says:

    Koma tsono mtsogoleri wadziko akulandira malipiro ndi zina zofunikira pa umoyo wake! Does it make sense that the state president owes his living to the mafia-like businesspeople as it is portrayed in this news article? Can someone school me me on this please?

  39. Tiyanjane says:

    The amwenye know that we malawians are so occupied with tribal witch-hunting that we can never unite against evil foreigners who are syphoning our wealth. Let us not blame mwenye. Bvuto ndife a malawi eni.

  40. Chejali says:

    Very bad endeed kukamanga Odillo kusiya mmwenye Kaya Malawi uyu watsabola ndi mchere Kaya ziwoneke tiyeni nazo a ACB.

  41. bertha says:

    Mumangeni mwenye alibe mphindu running a shop so what if ali ndi mulandu arrest him faster

  42. yes indeed these mwenyes are taking us(malawians) as puppies! let’s wait and see! xe–n–o–pho

  43. Man Man says:

    Vuto ndi umphawi ku Malawi president amaononga ndarama zambiri pa campaign ndiye akangovoreredwa within first 7 days amwenye amapititsa ma carton a ndarama ku state house and no one touches them. President mmodzi akadzangokana mpaka kumumanga mmwenye otero Malawi will change guys. Amwenye afatsa kwambiri pa Malawi. Amagona ndi kunyera ndi kubeleka ana mtauni mwenimweni (CBD)

  44. This is pathetic considering the trust many Malawians have on our president.

  45. Guley says:

    These Indian fools have deeply corrupted this country from the president to riffraffs at immigration. Every week they claim to have lost a passport and put up notices in newspaper when we all know they came through unlawful means in the back of a fuel tanker. Shameful sorry state of Malawi

  46. Hoitty says:

    Stupid fools Malawians. Mukuona ngati ku India angakupatseni contract to supply police uniform zitsiru inu??? Nkhani zotete zimandiyipira kwabasi. Bola contract mupereke kwa Mullie olo ali ndi 4bn ya boma. mxiii

  47. Felix Gambatula says:

    Malawians should rise up and kick out that old crooked Pitala from the presidency who got the position through backdoor.Whether they are bed mates with the crooked Chaudry who gives a fuck anyway?This is our country?They should be a revolution in this country to change things otherwise the nepotistic Lomwe leader is not helping Malawi.This Mwenye Chaudry thing should be arrested immediately.We want sanity in Malawi.Pitala should be warned that he is not going to finish his term like his departed brother.Malawians are very furious with these issues.You are not here to get rich in old age when you failed to make riches in America.Stop taking Malawians for granted.Malawians are watching every step.

  48. Danivelo Banda says:

    If our ex army general has been arrested and who is this mwenye Chaudry to be challenging ACB just because he happens to have connections to the failed Dpp.If we are to clean corruption in Malawi we don’t have to look at anybody’s face.Do Malawians do corruption with with Indian president and top government officials when they are in India?Why do we allow these Indians to mess up our country just because they have money and connected to top govt officials?What he should know is that his friend Pitala do not own us and arresting Odillo shows he had personnal vendetta with him for refusing him to take over Malawi Govt when his brother Daniel Phiri was lying cold at the state house.

  49. manunkha says:

    indians are the most corrupt in malawi. Actually corruption begins with indian businessmen. Look at how they have corrupted the home affairs ministry. So many asians who are not even skilled are coming into the country and taking up jobs at the expense of qualified malawians. This, i can assure u, shall lead to a malawian version of xenophobia.

  50. Limk says:

    If this is true, it justifies my lack of trust in the current government and crop of political leaders. What pains me most is that there is a consensus that we have poorly performed over the 50 years but our political landscape, the one supposed to lead in transformation, remains the same. It is all about one’s survival, not the Nation’s survival. Same old bribes, tricks and lies made in presence of same old and conservative citizens of Malawi. No wonder a Minister of Information can stand and and make fucken lies and no one holds him accountable. In this case, the president must have benefited from the crooked behaviour of this merchant that in the end drains forex. My hope now lies in the one ABOVE who created the Heavens and Earth.

  51. MWALWANDA says:

    SORRY

  52. ujeni says:

    This is interesting all links are now ending up at State house. We told you people, these DPP people are thieves and thugs.
    How does someone intimidate law enforcers, this is a sure sign of a failed state. Ladies and gentlemen, we dont have a government in Malawi.

  53. Kenkkk says:

    We have been telling you all along about the strong link between corrupt Asians or well wishers and corrupt dpp. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

    What is the point of having acb when you ensure that when it comes to you dpp crooks, you thwart it!! Selective justice for connected crooks. So they were sent to bribe the abc director with k2m so that they can expose him or stop him performing his duties.

    Where is the good governance you dpp people keep on telling us? Very shameful.

  54. Akulisinga says:

    Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk. malawi walero so. Odillo is touchable. ACB??

  55. Pata phiri says:

    Fuck this guys what contacts no one is above the law just shoot them n say killed in encounter

  56. mona says:

    Ndi plan ya dpp to give ACB ndalama zochepa to make them fail to carry out their investigations, Iwe PETER ulondola Bingu soon and Chakwera will be president
    APM is a corrupt president

  57. mona says:

    Ndi plan ya dpp to give ACB ndalama zochepa to make them fail to carry out their investigations, Iwe PETER ulondola Bingu soon and Chakwera will be president

  58. Kadakwiza says:

    How can government fight corruption while the same government is corrupt? Malawi is cursed

  59. nsonga ciswe says:

    Finye uyu asatinyase u donor wakeyu amadya ndi pitala ndi getu’ NDE life tiope. Dzana lija mmati Ku akaunti ya bwana kwaikidws khusa ,galu uyu atafunda hood, nsete zako timacende ngati capati

  60. wamasomphenya says:

    Timakuuzani a Malawi bomali linabedwa ndi mbava pa 19 May 2014 anthu a DPP ndi mbava alloys oti chitetezo cha chuma cha Malawi chili pa chiwopyexo chifukwa anthuwa mngakuba baad pitala muthalika ndi toxic asset

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