2 arrested in MRA K10m bribery, granted court bail

Malawi Police in collaboration Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB)   arrested three businessmen who were attempting to bribe a manager at Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA)  with K10 million to misplace  a case file  on tax evasion and they have since been granted bail.

An artist’s impression of a court proceeding

ACB   spokesperson Egrita Ndala said the three were arrested last Thursday and identified them as  Kashmir Gilbert, Abbas Nasser and Youssef Abdul Khalil Nassour.

Ndala said Gilbert and Nasser were assisting Abdul Khalil to corruptly give the MRA manager K10 million  after allegedly facilitating a meeting.

ACB says the three had travelled to Blantyre from Lilongwe for the intended mission but the MRA manager had already alerted his fellow senior officers who in turn alerted the Police and the ACB.

When the money was handed over, the Police and the ACB arrested the trio. The ACB then recovered the said K10 million.

The trio applied for bail on Monday and First Grade Magistrate Court in Blantyre on Wednesday released them.

Magistrate Tsoka Banda said there was need for the State to prove beyond reasonable doubt  that the trio must be kept in detention.

Nassour, who is the first accused, is also answering another case of tax evasion at the Lilongwe Magistrate Court has been given a condition  not to leave Lilongwe without the consent of the Commissioner of Police.

The other suspects  were ordered to be reporting to police fortnightly, produce a bail bond of K500 000 cash, produce a surety worth K500 000 and surrender their travel documents.

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Basi tizingokhalira kumva za amwenye daily. Ife tatopa nazo

Karim Mbava Ya Chimwenye
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The guy deserves a promotion instantly. These the people we need in Malawi.

Somdbane
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Koma oba abakha bail mayazi.MXIEEW!!

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

The offer was too little. They usually get more

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

Really, the offer was too little? Go and report to the corruption bursting body if you have more information that so and so gave more than K 10 million as a bribe rather than revealing that they get more.

Peace
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Peace

I’m surprised with the Magistrate’s determination that and I quote:
There was need for the state to prove beyond any reasonable doubt that the trio must be kept in custody… end of quote.
And these mwenyes brought 10 million cash, what proof does the magistrate seek?

Tchutchutchu
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Tchutchutchu

The Magistrate is simply saying that there is proof already boss whats remaining is the Court hearing

CHIPAKAMA VILLAGE
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CHIPAKAMA VILLAGE

i think he was reffering to a bail

Mbava
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Mbava

Are these Asians? If they are asians this case will not go far. Right now the Asian colleagues are busy contacting senior DPP officials with offers of financing DPP campaign.
The case will disappear in thin air.

Ujeni Hiwa
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Ujeni Hiwa

Komatu abwana steve ku tax investigation alemera nazo zomwezi.go check the house hes built and the flats in lilongwe.inu a acb why dont u go for steve first

Chimulilenji 2
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Bravo MRA managers i hope other MRA employees will emulate this and then a culture of corruption will die.