Lutepo exaggerating illness , fit to stand Malawi cashgate trial -doctors

Two independent medical doctors had concluded that businessperson and Cashgate suspect Oswald Lutepo is fit and well to stand trial and observed in their assessment that he has been faking his mental illness to escape prosecution.

Lutepo: Fit and well to stand trial, he is faking mental illness

Lutepo: Fit and well to stand trial, he is faking mental illness

In the assessment submitted to High court in Zomba, College of Medicine (CoM) psychiatrist Felix Kauye and Jennifer Ahrens of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH)—both in Blantyre—said there is no medical condition to prevent Lutepo from standing trial.

They also indicated that Lutepo was not suffering from mental illness.

And Justice Redson Kapindu has ruled that Lutepo is fit to stand trial from May 4 2015 when Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mary Kachale is expected to make an application to the court.

In his report, Kauye described Lutepo’s condition as “malingering”, which is defined as “purposeful production of falsely or grossly exaggerated complaints with the goal of receiving a reward or the avoidance of punishment and work among others”.

Kauye told the court that in his interpretation, Lutepo was “feigning an illness to achieve secondary gain”.

Ahrens also found that Lutepo did not have a mental disorder to render him unfit to stand trial.

“There is no evidence from assessment that Mr Lutepo has a mental disorder that would affect his capacity to stand trial. In my opinion he is fit to stand to trial. While it is not possible to predict the future behaviour of Mr Lutepo, I did not note any behaviour during his admission and assessment that would indicate that he would behave inappropriately in court.

“Mr Lutepo has capacity to competently give his own evidence should need arise and should he elect to,” reads part of the report by Ahrens.

According to private practice lawyer Oswald Mtupila representing Lutepo, earlier examinations by three doctors, one from Medical Aid Society of Malawi (Masm) Medi Clinic in Mzuzu and two from Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) in Lilongwe said Lutepo had anxiety disorder with panic attacks and referred him for further psychiatric evaluation.

Lutepo is facing multiple criminal charges, among them theft and money laundering K3.1 billion at the High Court in Zomba, theft and money laundering K5.7 billion alongside former minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ralph Kasambara and others at the High Court in Zomba, perjury charges at the Lilongwe Magistrate’s Court, conspiracy to commit murder before the High Court in Lilongwe and tax evasion.

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34 thoughts on “Lutepo exaggerating illness , fit to stand Malawi cashgate trial -doctors”

  1. Dr. butros-butros gurlie says:

    Jxt give us our money baxi

  2. osward lutepo says:

    koma nkhani imeneyi izatha? Tatopa nkudikira!

  3. yens says:

    Nkhani ikikoma iyi oswald suspect oswald lawyer what a coincidence malawi woyeee

  4. Felix Kajawo says:

    Ukunamizira Kupenga,upenga Zenzeni.Yalakwa Yalakwa Kayankheni Milandu Lero Wankaka Wasanduka Wa Acid. Try God Che Lutepo

  5. Think Tank says:

    Follow his trail: he started getting “sick” soon after making his zodiak statements. He first hid and then made the “revelations” which led to our own Nankhumwa to come up with “cctv” hallucinations! Follow!

  6. Faza says:

    Ndie kusadzakhaleso ad jan tiziiwale izi mugamulen basi 21 yez minmum

  7. HE JOZA says:

    WANA WATHU aKUPHEDWA ku joni uko

    Ndalama zoti tikanawalembera ntchito kuno kwathu munaba
    Ndinu

    Mukungu akuwona zonzenso

  8. Busy brains says:

    Very interesting!!! So you mean in the whole cash gate saga no Mmwenye is mentioned??? Zodabwitsa kwambiri!! Komatu alipo in the likes of Karim of Lido/gratolite, Kamarat of Shayyan in Blantyre and Amad of Ocean Industries in Lilongwe.

  9. zachisoni says:

    Amai JB please bwelani muzamuthandizeni mwanayu. zamukulira sakuziwa kuti agatani pa mulandu umenewu. paja nthawi ija mumati mwananga wanga Lutepo. Lero mwana wanu uja zamufika mukhosi. Mai please bwerakoni munthu uyu akusowa back -up monga iye anachitira nthawi imeneija kwa inu

  10. Apa pamene paonekele u idiot wa malawians. How can some one be fooling the whole country visiru va Boma they are using him on expence of poor malawian abweze kaye ndalama zo.

  11. Palibe kuthawa u have faked the illness its time to face the reality now.u have an unfortunate talent though!

  12. Chiye Nang'omba says:

    akanakhara kuti anali mphawi bwenzi pano ali ku maura! Poti ndi achuma eee ndalama ndi umboni! Likudza tsiku limozi muzasowa chowilingura!

  13. Peter muthalika was here before you

  14. Kulibe kantu says:

    He is copying from what Muluzi was doing.

  15. vicky says:

    kod boma lagwiritsa ndalama zochuluka bwanji pa mulanduwu?? zinaz azinena

  16. Shawa says:

    Independent medical doctors,i dont knw if zomba and com is independent.

  17. Truth says:

    This is the same trick Muluzi, Mwawa, Goodall used. Good news is Kasambala, Phwiyo, Lutepo, Karonga can not use it any more. The med clinic person was probably a clinical officer not MD.

  18. mulopwana says:

    This confirms what i have been saying. Uyu Lutepo uyu amasuta chamba for every assessment.

  19. Jimmy juga says:

    Medical council should do something on these doctors

  20. barry kuhn says:

    Whatever lutepo is doing now, it will stil come back to him.Remember he is in cats court.

  21. tamanda chapotera says:

    nkhululukireni

  22. johnM says:

    I believe that the three medical officers that had submitted the false report pertaining to Mr. Lutepo’s illness should be investigated.

  23. MAN says:

    onse ma cachgaters amene simunalowe kundende be ready for the D DAY the world is closing up on you. you can be clever today but not all the times get ready.

  24. OMEGA BEMA says:

    The road has gone to an end mr lutepo

  25. Unknown says:

    Lutepo’s response to being caught pants down is weak and cowardly. If a grown man chooses to do suspicious underhand things under the cover of darkness, stealing from hard-working, Malawian taxpayers, he should not then come whining and complaining to the very same people he victimized when things start going sour.It is unmanly!! Lutepo should ‘man the f!@# up’ and face the music like someone with a backbone. Otherwise he must go and join the rest of the other spineless invertebrates ‘malingering’ at the bottom of Lake Nyasa!

  26. fadeg says:

    mutayeni fanao sanalakwe

  27. Tim Masamba says:

    My question is: Why did JB trust this fool!!!

  28. Mwendanato says:

    Surly the Mzuzu Medi clinic Dr. has let the medical profession in tartars; where is the Medical Council of Malawi and what is its function. How can someone like Lutepo who has a vast business empire which is very successful own and manage such an empire yet he has an anxiety disorder. Imagine someone with anxiety disorder buying a fleet of vehicles and donating them in broad day light to t a ruling party and for that matter to a head of state and government, yet someone who is a duly qualified medical officer and registered with the medical council of Malawi and employed claims that and disputed by a chief govt psychiatrist. Its time the medical council was disolved and all employees the dismissed or should undergo psychiatry assessment and those who succeed should be re-employed

  29. mchewa says:

    Kkkkkk Lutepo tsopano, mpaka feigning hallucinations? iiii koma anthu mukuzama ndi kunamizila matenda. Lutepo knows how to convulse (convulsions). Akati azigubuduze apa ngati wakhunyu, muziti munthudi uyu akudwala khunyu kkkkkk. What were you thinking staling all these billions? You must be an imbecile indeed kuba kopanda nako ma plan.

  30. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    Lutepo Osward , you just go and tell the high court the truth that you started chewing people’s taxpayers money with Bingu Wa Munthalika , that’s Tit For Tat , that will be the end of the bigning of the end of your case. They used you starting with DPP and PP. Why is Ken Lipenga who was the minister of finance in DPP and PP government not appearing on the list of cash haters ? Khumbo Kachali all those KK trucks are nowhere to be found on Malawi roads ? Come on gentlemen and ladies , are we really serious with the recovering our taxpayers money ?

  31. Shonayi says:

    Amayi ndi a nkhanza.Ana onse amene amawatuma mkumadya nao limodzi aliyense amawaona angawataye mkumabvutika iwo akuona.Ngati pali anthu amene amayendetsa nawo chipani/boma ndi gulu limeneli.Analisankha okha driver anali iwowo.Ngati pali kuyankha Driver ndiye oyenera kuyankha osati makondakitala.

  32. Maximum Prison says:

    Amangidwe azikanamidzira kudwalako ali mundende!

  33. ziko says:

    Wina ndi Bakili Muluzi. Bwanji tikusiya mbala yayikulu ngati imeneyi kumanjoya ndalama za anthu osauka? Milandu ikayamba ndiye wakuchipatala abo bi, sndingathe kukhala mthawi yayitali mu khotit. Koma anapit aku Nigeria pano ali ku Burundi monitoring elections which is a tough job in the rural areas and walking about.

    God Forbido.

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