ACB arrest lawyer over attempts to bribe magistrate allegations

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested Mzuzu-based lawyer Leonard Mburo for allegedly soliciting money from a client with intent to bribe a magistrate.

Ndala: ACB instituted investigations into the complaint and established that Mr. Leonard Mburo  received money from his client on the pretext that His Worship Peter Kandulu wanted the money,

ACB spokesperson Egrita Ndala has confirmed the development, saying they received a complaint alleging that his  worship Kandulu of Mzuzu Magistrate’s Court solicited MK600 000.00 through lawyer Mburo of Mburo and Company to speed up a land dispute case.

“The ACB instituted investigations into the complaint and established that Mr. Leonard Mburo  received money from his client on the pretext that His Worship Peter Kandulu wanted the money,” Ndala said in a statement made available to Nyasa Times.

She said Mbulo was arrested on December 7 and was taken to court where he was charged with corrupt transactions by or with agents  contrary to Section 27 (4) as read with Section 35 of the Corrupt Practices Act.

He was released on bail after satisfying the following conditions:

  • Produced a cash bond of MK30,000.00 each.
  • Produced one surety bonded at MK50,000.00 not cash.
  • Ordered to report at ACB offices once every fortnight on Fridays.
  • Ordered not to interfere with state witnesses.

The lawyer  will appear in court on 21st and 22nd January, 2021 for hearing of the case.

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nyarugwe
nyarugwe
7 months ago

If Mpinganjira can do it, why should the lawyer not do it

Bwanabwa
Bwanabwa
7 months ago

With this too easy penalty, 30,000 bond, 50,000 surety, crimes won’t end in MALAWI. If a lawyer in critical matters of justice does this, will there be fairness? I would rather that lawyers get stiffer penalties than anyone else because they are the one who are supposed to bring justice

Last edited 7 months ago by Bwanabwa
Kayamba Zawanda
Kayamba Zawanda
7 months ago

He should face the arm of the law stiff punishment should follow as he is a law interpreter

Khekhi
Khekhi
7 months ago

These fines have to be revised.

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
7 months ago

Mbachindere Urghezi mwana wana chigolo

Chisale
Chisale
7 months ago

Another contender of Lawyer of the Month by Malawi Law Society. Toothless organisation.

lincoln
lincoln
7 months ago

This sounds about right. The lawyers all over Malawi are doing this. They solicit money, usually 500,000.00 upwards in order to assist clients especially on cases involving people and the government.

Similarly, the people at MRA are doing the same. MRA people cannot do work, they are supposed to do, without soliciting bribes.

bengo
bengo
7 months ago
Reply to  lincoln

malawi ndi dziko lakatangale kwambili, ku khoti , ku tchalitchi , kumpira ,ngakhalenso m”banja kumene eshiii, atsamunda abwelele basi

NEW MALAWI`
NEW MALAWI`
7 months ago
Reply to  lincoln

True malawi is got fake proffessionals some accountants conive with business me and MRA officer

Mulopwana
7 months ago

Ana a njoka

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