Lutepo’s sex on sentence: Cashgate prisoner allowed conjugal visit

Chief Cashgate convict Oswald Lutepo was permitted to have sex sessions with his wife on May 31, 2016 at Chichiri Prison, Nyasa Times has learnt.

Lutepo: Had sex behind bars

Lutepo: Had sex behind bars

The cashgate convict, who was transferred from Zomba Mikuyu prison to Chichiri prison in Blantyre and moved to the penal complex on medical grounds, was allowed on Tuesday to have sex on sentence.

Lutepo, 38, is currently serving 11 years imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) for conspiracy to defraud government and money laundering K4.2 billion, in September, 2015.

The sentence was handed down to him by the Zomba High Court but Lutepo is appealing against Judge Redson Kapindu’s sentence, arguing he was betrayed by the State and that Judge Kapindu disregarded his positive testimony in the trial and concentrated on the negative aspects of his case.

Prison spokesperson Smart Maliro said the authorities do not allow conjugal rights and that Lutepo is not a special one to be allowed sex in jail.

Maliro however said the matter will be thoroughly investigated and prison warders will be quizzed.

Nyasa Times understands that one prisoner ward who facilitated the sex session of Lutepo has been transferred.

Lutepo is said to had sex with the wife where prisoners conduct prayers as inmates were all locked out.

Human rights activist have been advocating to allow conjugal visits for prisoners in Malawi to enable inmates to spend time with their loved ones in a separate room in prison.

Sex is unlawful in prisons because cells are deemed to be public places.

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15 thoughts on “Lutepo’s sex on sentence: Cashgate prisoner allowed conjugal visit”

  1. abinte says:

    Let us be honest here.the President does not have any hand in this and we malawians must learn to respect our president no matter what.secondly despite that lutepo stolled our money and his money too he is aliving organism.he left his wife and kids at home.the wife calls him husband despite being a prisoner.the kids call him dad because they have no any father aprt from him.the guy has got a mother whom until today she has no peace because the son is behind the bars.all in all let’s respect the president and lutepo as well.if it wishes the President to pardon him nobody has aright to question that coz he is also entitled to that.whether you like it or not.if you go to Zambia general kanene was released and given a position in lungu’s administration.the president has powers and we gave him those powers and he has to exercise those powers invested in him.

  2. Charlie Hebdo says:

    Kukwatana ndi zinthu za chisinsi. Inu a nyasa how did you know?

  3. Concerned Citizen says:

    This is not true…any evidence! Learn to report productive issues…anyway if they did or they didnt what would Malawi as a nation benefit from this…we r not so cheap as Malawians to be reading this kind of story..

  4. sabata says:

    After stealing government money the idiot has been allowed to be raping women inside the cell hahahaha.

  5. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O
    Eeee koma ku ndende si kwabwino akuluakulu.
    This punishment of having one’s conjugal rights taken away once convicted, is weird.
    . . . Inu imagine how mad or unstable one’s mind becomes when a wife/husband or girl/boyfriend is away and fire catches up with you. What more with a month, a year then years? This punishment is a lot!
    . . . To fail to realise that this right is a sine qua non for one’s mental well-being; is lack of wisdom.
    . . . And to expect that prisoners would behave better once they finish serving their terms yet their mental well-being was not being taken care of; is paradoxical!
    . . . We need a consideration on this – allow them a visitor once a quarter or whenever. And this should apply to everyone who has such a visitor.
    . . . Otherwise, this punishment only breeds corruption and only applies to the poor – very unfair and unjust.
    ………………………………………………………………………………
    And how does the prison only transfer the guy believed to have misbehaved in his job?
    . . . so the only punishment for a govt employee, for misconduct, financial mismanagement e.t.c; is a mere transfer?
    . . . if a teacher impregnates a pupil, the only punishment is a transfer?
    . . . when Timpuza abuses funds at OPC and MBC, he is only transferred!
    . . . and this corrupt prison warder is found tampering with a prisoner’s punishment package; he is transferred.
    What happened to firing people, so as to warn others?
    And we scratch our heads wondering why Malawi is the poorest country on earth? Malawi has many problems!
    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O

  6. Harawa says:

    kodi iwe Peter Mutharika wapambana chiyani Lutepo kuti umulore kugonana ndi mkazi wake? Tifunse Lucius Banda, Gwanda Chakwamba, John Tembo ndi ena wothuka ngati analandirako conjugal visits by their wives. restrictive rules is part and parcel of the sentence.
    Stop this nonsense, I don’t want to hear he has been pardoned.

    1. Jacob Nyirenda. says:

      Tsono zikugwirizana pati ndi Peter Mutharika. Was he the prison warder on duty that day. Koma ndiye or kudana ndi presidentko kumangomupaka zili zonse

  7. mulopwana says:

    Who saw them having sex? And if it’s true what is wrong with that since it was done with his wife.

    1. chintamachanga says:

      Tes its wrong kwabasinso. Almost 80% of the prisoners are married but are not allowed to meet their spouses. So how spécial Is This thief? Amatota ndi iye yekha?

    2. Dickson says:

      In all fairness and according to my opinion, it’s not news worthy to be publised and also the issue borders on someone’s privacy which need not to be published and debated on.

    3. Mirella K says:

      Dickson, I hav thought like this so. However, I have now realized that what makes it news is the fact that ‘prisoners are not allowed to have sex, because cells are deemed public places. Now, have sex, a private activity, on a public space is news worthy’

  8. Jojo says:

    How did nyasatimes learn that had the session?

    1. john says:

      well wishers are the ones who spilled the beans!!

      1. maganizo wa maganizo says:

        Green muheya,this is nonsense,How can you write this rubbish here.You mean his children should be reading this article.If I were a police officer I would have killed you.

        1. Ted the Toddler says:

          Maganizo, are you serious? About his children? Stop treating Lutepo as if he’s a saint. He should have thought about the consequences of being found out before he made arrangements to shaggy his wife in a wrong place. The prison rules are clear: No Sex Allowed. Screw his children if they found out in the media. Their parents should have been wise enough not to do such a stupid thing!

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