Probe on Mutharika billions still underway – Report

Investigations into suspected fraud transactions by former president the late Bingu wa Mutharika through a bank account he opened in Jersey, Europe is still underway as the  Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB)  says they waiting for key information from authorities in Jersey.

Duwa and Tapiwa Mutharika: Mentioned in the probe

Duwa and Tapiwa Mutharika: Mentioned in the probe

In published report on Sunday, 17 January 2016,  the bureau said  may proceed with the investigations limited to Bingu’s children and spare President Peter Mutharika, allegedly being linked to the fraud probe, because he enjoys presidential immunity from any investigation and prosecution.

Bingu’s children, son Madalitso, daughters Duwa and Tapiwa were fingured in the investigations.

“The bureau is still waiting for the information so that it can proceed as appropriate. The bureau was looking for information on the bank [account] and property,” Nation on Sunday newspaper quoted  bureau’s spokesperson Egrita Ndala.

The ACB, through Interpol, had asked Her Majesty of Jersey to help it investigate the suspected fraud relating to bank account number 58099848, Optimum account, held in the name of Bingu wa Mutharika and Duwa Kafoteka.

Bingu had been under probe after his death and his wealth was also a subject of discussion in parliament.

Opposition MPs wanted answers on  K61 billion wealth said to have been accumulated by late Mutharika with government claiming that the money was stolen from the public pulse.

The accusations has since led to Mutharika’s former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) defending him saying the late President was capable of accumulating such wealth after working in international organisations including the UN for closer to 25 years.

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George Kamanga
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George Kamanga
8 months 6 days ago

mbava zoopsa zikugona Ku sanjika ndi kamuzu palace ndipo apolisi ndi asilikali kulondera zigewengazo

victoria chingapa
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8 months 6 days ago
achinyamata anza zoti afufuze ma billion omwe adadyedwa kalezi tisamlole.kodi kafukufukuyi amapindulira ifeyo?mukuziwa kuti amawononga dora zambiri mmalo moti thandza kuti atatipaasa kupangila busnes.ndipo amalembana okhaokha ndi chifukwa pali chanzeru amapeza.kupatula kudya dolazi. usogoleri oipa ku malawi we the youth are to blame.ife ndife ambiri titafuna kuti tichose ngakhale president akulamulira tingathe.ndipo titafuna kuti tilamulire dzikoli tingathe. Mavuto ali mu dziko lino yankho lake ndi achinyamata.tisankhe ngat chilima pa u president ndipo iyeyu tipange naye mgwrizano kuti mu cabinet yake no nkhalamba.sizodesa nkhawa za experience ai amaphunzira. tidaphunzira mmasukulu kupambana ndye tikalephere tchito.taganiza irrigation ya israel imaphunzilidwa form4Geography nkutenga wanthu… Read more »
Mapwiya
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Mapwiya
8 months 6 days ago
Honest Malawian knows that prior to 1999 elections when Bingu contested for the presidency under United Party (UP) the guy was really struggling financially and he was a political non-entity. The problem in Malawi is not with our leaders per say, I feel our Constitution is a problem. The Constitution gives absolute powers to the president. Unless we reduce the presidential powers and empower Parliament. Fighting corruption we be an exercise in futility and ACB and Police will be merely used to victimize political opponents and protecting the sacred cows in government. Then fast forward to 2004 – 2013 Bingu… Read more »
wive
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wive
8 months 6 days ago

we will claim back our monies no matter how long it will take. we wont remain stupid for time!!!!!!!!

i k n
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i k n
8 months 6 days ago

Koma amalawife ndife opusa kwambiri , kumangoyika mbava ku state house , lets cry and cry and cry

Jetli
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Jetli
8 months 6 days ago

I Doubt if ACB Can finish this race…..concerning Peter bro..ACB Talks too much just to get attention as something is Coocking up there…but.mmmm it is just a bunch of Toothless Entity only if DPP was in Opposition.. maybe…maybe

Namila
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Namila
8 months 7 days ago

Tapiwa looks like her late father. He was a handsome man.

jamie
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jamie
8 months 7 days ago

African leaders are selfish, stealing money in their poor countries and investing in rich western countries.kuba basi no patriotism

charliz onevoice
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8 months 7 days ago

fisi nd fisi olo angasithe khope mwana wakenso nd fisi democracy mek wi believe everypolictian is a thief we cant help each other

NYANGATAYANI
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NYANGATAYANI
8 months 7 days ago

Money for development finds its way back to the donors. What a pitifull scenario! It was the elder Mutharika who set cashgate in motion by setting bad precedence to those government officials who used to witness is money grabbing tactics. I am not surprised that the younger brother is also claiming to be a billionare.

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