Impersonator of Malawi President created fake email to swindle – State House

State House press office has clarified that a man police is holding did not hack the computer network system at Kamuzu Palace but impersonated President Peter Mutharika by defrauding unsuspecting “well wishers.”

Timpuza Mwansambo: With the coming in of technology does not bar anyone from creating email account or accounts using anybody’s name from anywhere, and that in anyway cannot be called hacking.

Timpuza Mwansambo: With the coming in of technology does not bar anyone from creating email account or accounts using anybody’s name from anywhere, and that in anyway cannot be called hacking.

According to acting presidential spokesman Timpuza Mwansambo Mwale, the suspect “has so far been charged with impersonation” by the Malawi Police Services.

Police Deputy Inspector General (DIG) responsible for operations Rodney Jose confirmed the arrest but did not disclose the name of the suspect for fear of jeopardising investigations.

State House spokesman said the man who was impersonating President Mutharika “had created an email address [email protected] and his username was appearing as Arthur Mutharikah. As we are all aware, the State President’s Surname does not have an ‘h’ at the end.”

In addition, the suspect had other fake email addresses which include; [email protected] and [email protected]

“All these do not belong to the State President, the State House or the office of the president and cabinet,” Mwansambo said.

Mwansambo said the State House computers or emailing systems “have not been tampered with.”

He stated: “We want to make it clear that the arrested man never used any of the email addresses owned by the State President, His Excellency Arthur Peter Mutharika or any of the State House officers.”

Mwansambo added: “We can further state that the arrested man who was impersonating the President was getting money from the victims through the following Bank Account, Robert Seleman, Standard Bank ,Mzuzu branch, Current Account Number 0140020445700 which in anyway does not belong to the State President, the State House or related to the concept of hacking.

“It must also be noted here that The IP addresses that the man was using in sending his emails to his victims do not in any way belong to the State House network systems. “

According to deputy police chief Jose, the suspected crime involved a syndicate, rather than an individual.

He called it “very sensitive matte” and said “investigations are still on-going.”

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OGO!!
Guest

So his name is Robert Seleman, yet you don’t want to disclose the id of the culprit? If he has been found hwo else is involved mukamati to avoid jeorpodising investigations?

Anthu a boma awa amaona ngati amalawi ndiopusa basi.

popapo
Guest

Does it mean it is easy to get money if you are a State President ? Can the people who gave out money be investigated and reveal their names please. They should be charged with giving out money to soften the presidency for favours. The Culprit has given us some very important loop holes in our Presidency, you might find the givers are the very people who pretend to be well wishers all the time.

bid biht
Guest

muluzi stole donor money bingu likewise and now its this idiot.malawians dont be blindlolded this is peter stealing

Patrick Majoni
Guest

Its complicated.If the guy is not guilty,what is being investigated?

NFL
Guest

Robert/Nick: Thanks foropinions. I may have an interest to check on involving any kind of gains in your SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION strategies once this really is put in place.

John M
Guest

What ever you can say to back what Peter is doing. But this will be revealed!!!!!!!! Shame on you!!!!!

Lekani
Guest

Peaple should learn to respect their leaders no matter what. Theres no way anybody can use the president’s name for no reason. This guy has some explanation. Discipline him and let him know that this is Malawi,democracy did not come with indiscipline.

KUKHALA
Guest

MR ACTING PRESS OFFICER YOUR ALLEGATIONS ARE NOT MAKING SENSE AT ALL. MASICONA A POLITICS A WA. THE ARTICLE IMPLIES THAT PETER IS DEFRAUDING GOVERMENT INTENDED FUNDS FROM WELLWISHERS . WHY MENTION PETER’S BANK ACCOUNT HERE. IT ALL TAKES PLACE IN MALAWI. HIS LATE BROTHER BINGU WAS BANKING THE MALAWIAN SHARE OF PROFITS FROM KAYELEKELA MINE BUSINESS IN HIS AUSTRALIA BANK ACCOUNT. NOW PETER COLLECTING & BANKING DONOR MONEY IN HIS PERSONAL ACCOUNTS AND CONTACTS VIA PERSONAL EMAL(S).

gaba
Guest

ngati sizikufanana ndiye mwamugwiliranji?

kaphaizi
Guest

Nkhani yosamveka iyi. Account name doesn’t match your president. You idiots think before you talk

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