Ex-army chief Odillo still in custody: Malawi ‘cashgate’

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB)are expected to take to court former Malawi Defence Force (MDF) commander general Henry Odillo (retired) and his then deputy Clement Kafuwa on Wednesday to enter plea for their charges following their arrests on Monday as they spend a second night in custody on Tuesday.

Former MDF Commander General Odillo: Arrested

Former MDF Commander General Odillo: Arrested

Odillo and Kafuwa are being held at Area 3 Police Station in Lilongwe.

They are being accused of arranging a contract to supply military equipment which was never delivered.

The two have been charged with three counts of abuse of public office contrary to Section 25(b)(1) of the Corrupt Practices Act; negligence by public officer in preserving money or any other property contrary to Section 284(1) of the Penal Code; and, money laundering contrary to Section(1)(d) of the Money Laundering, Proceeds of Serious Crimes and Terrorist Financing Act.

Neither Gen Odillo nor Col Kafuwa have commented on the allegations.

The arrest is the latest development in an investigation that began in 2013 under former President Joyce Banda.

Dubbed “cashgate,” the probe showed that dozens of civil servants had siphoned off about $60 million in government funds by colluding with business leaders to make payments for goods and services that never materialized.

International donors responded to the corruption scandal by freezing aid to the impoverished southern African nation. Nearly half of Malawi’s budget depends on donor aid.

According to the World Bank, more than half of Malawi’s 16 million people live below the poverty line.

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CHAMWALI
Guest

SOLDIERS are u happy 2 see ur former genrl slp in a castody?

Jijo
Guest

mukulimbana ndi Odilo Mukhito mukumuphonya pati nyumba wamanga ku 43 ija si ndi 92 billion ija imeneyo.bwanji mukungofufuza a opposition okha.ufumu ukazatha azapheka khoswe.

TATI
Guest

Poor timing,ndale za DPP zomangana,Ashoshe aione!

I HATE MATHANYULA N ALL DPP FUCKEN PPO
Guest

Army do ua job we silute odilo not MATHANYULA.

GOD BLES ODILO WE KNO THAT MAMA SHE “LL COME BACK TO POWER SOON.

Boyd Kilembey
Guest

Do you really think after winning the elections DPP would waste time squaring off with Odillo for refusing them to be in power 24 months ago? Let the former general face his time in court. This is a democracy.

brown
Guest

Kwachema

kamfana
Guest

Kodi ndi zifukwa za Corruption kapena Chifukwa choti anakanira boma la DPP kuti LIPHWANYE LAMULO KUTI M’MALO MWA VICE PRESIDENT BY THEN JOYCE BANDA,APM ATENGE BOMA CHIFUKWA CHOTI JB AMASEMPHANA NDI MALEMU?NDIMOMWE TIKUWONERA ENAFE,NOT CORRUPTION.NDALE ZA A MALAWI NDI CHONCHO.ZIMATODZIWIKIRATU KUTI GEN.ODILLO AKUMUSAKA.TSONO LERO AKWANIRITSA CHOMWE ANKAFUNA.NENANI CHIFUKWA CHENICHENI CHOWAMANGIRA.

Boyd Kilembey
Guest

What we know is that payment was made, and delivery was not made. These are the things Odille said were state secrets(sic.). The good thing is that we are in a dmocracy and Odillo will be given his time to say “payment was NOT made” or deliveries were made. Full stop.
There is no witch hunting here.

Boyd Kilembey
Guest

Where did he get the money to build NDATA II? Did they sign the cheque and delivery NOT made. Is this politics. If these people stole the money, they have to be arrested. Somebody who prevented the mid night six from succeeding should not have a blank cheque to be stealing Hewe povo money willy nilly? In fact he was just doing the job he was being paid for by preventing the mid night six. Nothing worth writing home about. I think the praises of Amayi got to his head

Chipika
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Palibe nkhani apa za ziiiiiii.

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