JB withdraws from Lutepo case on call logs: Malawi cashgate

Malawi former president Joyce Banda has asked High Court in Zomba to withdraw her intention to join the of cashgate suspect Osward Lutepo’s money laundering case as an interested party.

Lutepo:  Chief suspect in cashgate

Lutepo: Chief suspect in cashgate

Banda made application after obtaining an injunction preventing the release of her call logs to main suspect in the cashgate scandal and business tycoon Lutepo who is answering money laundering charges and possession of stolen property charges.

Lawyer for Banda, Mauya Msuku argued that producing the former head of state’s call logs “will be intruding in her privacy.”

On September 4, the Zomba High court had granted Lutepo access to Banda‘s and former Budget Director Paul Mphwiyo’s call logs from telephone operators.

But Banda, founder and President of the People’s Party (PP), through her lawyer Msuku argued that obtaining call logs]would have infringed on the privacy of the former president.

He said Lutepo asked for Banda’s call logs uninterrupted from January 1 to December 31 2013.

“This is not in order because some of the calls might have been to her family members and friends,” said Msuku.

Lutepo’s lawyer Oswald Tupelo pointed out that although Lutepo asked for all the call logs, only those relevant to his case would be used.

Meanwhile, Msuku lodged a request to court to withdraw Banda from the case.

Apart from money laundering charges, Lutepo is also answering perjury charges and was recently arrested on charges of the attempted murder of Mphwiyo that took place on September 13 last year.

Former justice minister Ralph Kasambara who is also answering to money laundering charges and also an attempted murder of Mphwiyo criticised Banda’s decision to join the case as inappropriate.

Lutepo, who handed himself to police on November 6 2013, has been a hostile an unreliable witness, changing statements now and again. He is on a K50 million bail bond and he is also allegedly connected to the attempted murder of Mphwiyo and Director of Public Prosecutions Mary Kachale said he would be charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

The state earlier indicated that they will parade 14 witnesses, 3 investigators and 11 civilians.

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26 thoughts on “JB withdraws from Lutepo case on call logs: Malawi cashgate”

  1. Latifa Banda says:

    thnx 4 the update

  2. kamps says:

    interested party wapanganso withdraw kkkkkkkkkkkk

  3. please arrest those who are in cashgate scandle.

  4. Vee-Nee says:

    stupid Malawians u don know who has been stealing your money! !!

    Forgotten about the 72 billion???

  5. I wld like to see yo JB down OraNges! I hate this Woman personallY as you do to ones you hate. Her call logs pertaining to cashgate are key to her house arrest.

  6. Wanganyewanganye mtumbuka says:

    Mayiyu adayamba kale ali mu UDF. Pajatu pa kampeni amati ntchitozi adayamba kalekale. La 40 lakwana tsiku.

  7. Alungwana says:

    Tisiya kuyimba mafoni kuopa mmawa.

  8. aaron kapachiwah says:

    kodi wakuba amakana kusechedwa?

  9. Anthu nu mungosokoneza sokoneza kuti anthu asazisate nonse ndinu mbava musatipusisepo pano all this mukusaka njira yoti mugwilire JB while milandu yo kumba yambirizedi only one out sixty has finished ngasi apo angobweza ndalama as simple. Dziko lonse likuziwa kuti APM anaba nyumba muyambe APM yo abweze. During Namantanga time Kaliati was minister of that ministry chifukwa chake namantanga akulimba mtima osafuna kugona ku ndede Kaliati , Namantanga ndi lawyer Muhura ndi amodzi anali ndi dpp during Bingu time.

  10. malawian says:

    he he heee! jb chamukhama pamero

  11. Muzga Wacharo says:

    sono mupulike vintchebe naumo vibwentherenge na comment ghawuchindele apa

  12. Sete Pezinyini Manyi Juice Mchira Bandalama says:

    Malamulo akumalawi wakuba kupempha bwalo la mlandu kuti lisamuzenge mlandu.kkk Afune asafune zimukhuzabe basi,ngati sanabe nawo akukanilanji kuti chilungamo chiwamasule chokha.Alomwe anati there is there is.

  13. Chipani chanyuwani mumphindi yochepa ma Bus ma Lorry ma Bakkies kuti mbweeeeee!! Nanga tikapita ku NdegeGate, ChimangaGate ine mantha amangwetu_
    Amayiwa amaba mopanda chisoni osawasiya choncho she’s chowing our hard earned taxpayers money as we speak, honestly she deserves death penalty

    1. mbwajamundu says:

      @ 12.,iwe SADICK IMRAAN. Kodi ulipo ? Nkhani dzaiwe ndidzolimbana ndi joyce banda basi. It seems u dont have anything constructive to offer on this forum. Pamenepa ndikudabwanso kuti u havent praised atupele muluzi.what u must know is that kwanu sikudzakala munthu ofanana ngati Joyce. banda. By the way kodi mayi ako sanachilebe kumatenda opasilana pogonana aja ?

      1. nkhedu says:

        kkkkkkkk mwina sanachiredi nanga kwiyo umeneyu

  14. faanveek nkhonjera says:

    Tonse padziko pano ndife mbava. Majajiwonso ndie mbava kuposa crive macholowe. Amasuleni onse a CASHGATE mwamva?

  15. Mbolo Sidwala! says:

    Zingayambe kuiwalikg, Algeria 3, Malawi 0. Nkhonyo yobwenzera kuwawa!

  16. Bwenzi says:

    Only call logs linked to cashgate should be produced. It’s when we shall see who stole our monies. Call logs for JB, Kasambala, Lutepo, Mphwiyo, Peter Muthalika (wen he was minister), and just all of them can reveal that they r all thieves. JB u lied to us that caught thieves yet u r were the centre part of cashgate. Peter is afraid of forensic audit during Bingu’s era. Cashgate would be handled well if MCP was in govt but God is always in control for he has seen his children’s tears. Come rain come sunshine the truth shall come out. Mphwiyo’s life was miraclous saved 4 a purpose, that’s what God Almighty does.

  17. gUlukunyinda says:

    ndasiya kuzimvetsano. mesa analiwamo,okhan mu cade yi nde akutulukanso how, why?

  18. godobaman says:

    koma nokha a court simungadabwe kuti munthuyu kodi 50 milioniyi ya bailoyo wayipeza bwanji ?

  19. Nyangwani says:

    Article is confusing. Has she withdrawn or wants to withdraw. Which is which? Read headline and text, u wil note the difference.

  20. malembo says:

    no secret in de world

  21. Quota system says:

    Zayambika

  22. Marvericj says:

    Mwatangwanidwatu Mayi…. Musova!!!

  23. Bob Phiri says:

    JB must be prosecuted for wasting court’s time.

  24. Tikukuonanitu awobwanji??

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