Malawi Police arrest man over bribing Magistrate

Police in Salima district have arrested a 41-year-old man, Anthony Mphatso for allegedly attempting to bribe a court magistrate.

Manjolo:   Bribery allegations

Manjolo: We afre holding Mphatso for bribery allegations

Mphatso, still in police custody, has been charged with Official Corruption contrary to Section 90 (b) of the Penal Code.

He is alleged to have wanted to bribe Alex Kamtiki, First Grade Magistrate at Salima Magistrates Court.

The suspect is said to have offered Kamtiki money amounting to K40,000.00 to influence a ruling in a land dispute case the magistrate is handling.

”On 28 August, 2015 the suspect approached Mr.Alex Kamtiki,58, and wanted to bribe him with money. The Magistrate is handling a land case between the suspect and Mr. Swagy Jordan,38,” explained National police Public Relations Officer, Rhoda Manjolo.

Jordan dragged Mphatso to court for encroaching on his commercial plot at Nsangu Trading centre in the district, and the case was to be held on 31 August, 2015.

”Before the said date the suspect went to the home of the magistrate and offered him money so that he rules the case in his favour. The magistrate reported the matter to police who arrested the suspect,” Manjolo added.

Mphatso hails from Thawani village, T/A Maganga in the district.

According to Chapter 10 of the Penal Code (Corruption and the abuse of office), Official Corruption offence attracts a three-year jail term.

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23 thoughts on “Malawi Police arrest man over bribing Magistrate”

  1. witz says:

    Eti tiziti a mejestrate ndi a chilungamo pa malawi pano chilungamo palibe kungoti ndalamayo inachepa.

  2. Wangwingwe says:

    It could be that the magistrate has been receiving those bribes for a long time but this one came with the little amount had it been that he went with more than k150,000.00 than he disclose the matter,the question is how came for the suspect to know that when ever u go to with bribes to the magistrate he may favour u?link is http://www.courtofficials.com

  3. Biswel says:

    A Mphatso mwatani mutichititse manyazi apa malo aja sianu

  4. Martin mavado khozombah says:

    A malawi kuzolowera ziphuphu.. ngat amapeleka MWK40,000 kwa magistrate it means malo siake amafuna kubanso.. ameneyo asatuluke… mbuzi ya munthu.

  5. Judge wamkulu says:

    What would the magistrate do with k40,000 these days?The amount was too small for him to risk his job.Ikanakhala 1 million kwacha he would have cello taped his mouth.

  6. ma hope a stella gwengweya says:

    how the hell can this be proven? is there video evidence? was a recording of the attempted transaction made? isn’t this straight up heresay? is that a woman in the photo?

    amalawi mumamangidwa ndi zauchitsilu bwanji. wake up and smell the coffee! no evidence, no crime. palibe mlandu apa, unless a reporter alembawo ndi a MIJ and can’t write a sensible article

  7. chatonda says:

    The majestrate has revealed because the amount was small. Stop cheating the nation. But congrats for the demonstration of a corrupt free judiciary

  8. Prodigalson says:

    Amphatso ngati malowo sianu,asiyeni basi.

  9. captain says:

    Zachita kutani kukana ndalama ma magistrate aku Malawi? Mupite kwa matapila eeerh inu

  10. Wysn chipolonga says:

    Akunamatu munthuyo guys ndizopangana zimenezo angofuna kumuzunza munthuyo, paja osauka alibe mau.

  11. Blantyre says:

    Police is two corrupt, MRA, Road traffic and immigration officials are corrupt . Just work two months there u are multi millionere . Don’t cheat us we know u.

  12. prince Ronald Kalichero says:

    ndnde malawi ameneyo

  13. redeemed says:

    I guess 40000 is a magic number. If my memory serves me well not do long time ago there was a similar case ejrre s wife’s suspect attempted to bribe the police officer who was holding her husband into custody for stealing money of his client. Him being a lawyer.

  14. CHIKOWA MAN says:

    Zinachepa, 40 Basi, Ikanakhala 200,000- Sakanakana!!!!, Ndikumudziwa Bwino Bwino Judge Ameneyi.

  15. Lovemaniac 91 says:

    Zinachepa ndalamazo thats y adawulula. Sakudziwa ndani zoti u do rcieve bribes u guyz? Shame on cows!

  16. Philmon says:

    The mgstrat has shown good example that must b followed by the all MP who behave like gready dogs.

  17. Denguzman says:

    No wonder the mgst has two years to retire so he cant play around wit corruption to avoid losing his gratuity. Zoona munthu wamkulu….koma akanakhala awa 40 000 ikanatenga koma apa ndikuti awa otsati awo….kkkk tikukuonatu mumakhotimu.

  18. Sambaukwatiwe says:

    Magistrate ali bho, ine adzukulu anga anagamulidwa K20,000 each chifukwa chodula mtengo, akuti chifukwa amaoneka osauka, sangamupatse oweruza chili chonse ndiye alipire K20,000 kapena 9 months kundende, pa court lina la mu mzinda wa Blantyre, our judiciary is rotten. Corruption is everywhere, even in church, even those who are supossed to stand for the magnalised.

  19. short wamtali says:

    Wangochitika tsoka ameneyo amamupasa zochepa. Safuna ndalama ndani?

  20. Nabanda says:

    If it is true let Mr Kamtiki be blessed, because anthu ena especially Police Officers amatha kupondereza mlandu atalandira ndalama yochepa zedi even 2,000 NOW wina kukakana 40,000 let him be promoted. Atapezeka ma officers ngati ameneyi Malawi shall be Malawi. Komanso nthawi zina a Malawi tiziganiza, munthutu umatha kutaya mwayi waukulu ndi kanthu kochepa. Mwachitsanzo akanalola ndalamazo mapeto ake patsogolo akanatha kudzachotsedwa ntchito even kumangidwa because of 40,000 yet each and every month is getting Millions.

    Now just imagine kufera 40,000 and at the end loosing Millions.

  21. Nabetha says:

    Za ziiiii! Kum’mangitsa chifukwa ka bribe kachepa. Koma akanati K 300 000. Mukukhala ngati sitimakudziwani.

  22. Joseph Moyo says:

    ndyamba ndi kuyamikila amene mwapeleka ma comment ya ntata.mumaganiza bo ntata alibe chochita uyu sndidaonepo lawyer otha maplan ngat uyu.mwanena kale kut apanga mpaka lit ndpo mapeto ake apindulanji?lawyer wa fake nchifukwa Bingu uja sizmayenda kumapeto a ulumuliro wake, bad adviser ndmadabwa umangomsochelesa president uja.lawyer uyu ndye ay.sangatenge chisanzo cha Gift Mwakhwawa?lawyer otchuka ndkupambna mirandu osati lawyer wa mnyuz paper.usatikwane upezanso osowa zochita anzako azamvesera.

  23. Kavuluvulu says:

    Mai Manjolo mwakwela udindo msanga.Ndi za genuine ?

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