ACB arrest Zameer Karim, 2 top Malawi police officers

Zameer Karim, whose Pioneer Investments donated K145 million to the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) through a Standard Bank account which President Peter Mutharika is the sole signatory and also five vehicles to DPP, has been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in relation to the Malawi Police Service (MPS) food rations scam, Nyasa Times understands.

Karim of Pioneer Investment arrested

ACB has also arrested two Malawi Police officers; Comissioner Innocent Bottomani and Senior Supritendant  Grant Kachingwe in relation to the K2.7billion ($3.9m; £2.8m) contract to supply food to the police.

The trio has been taken to ACB offices in Lilongwe for interrogations.

The graft-busting body has been investigating a Malawi police food supply contract  that was awarded to a firm owned Karim, called Pioneer Investments.

The leaked report by ACB alleges that the head of finance of Malawi’s police,  Bottomani, and Karim had “connived” to award Pioneer Investment a contract to provide 500,000 food ration packs.

Days after the contract was signed, Pioneer Investment allegedly asked for a change to the agreed price from 2.3bn kwacha to nearly 2.8bn – the report says the change was fraudulently approved by Bottomani.

When Karim was paid for supplying the food ration packs in 2016, he allegedly deposited 145m kwacha into a DPP bank account that is reportedly managed by President Mutharika.

But following a public outcry on the K145 million donation, the DPP was forced to give back the donation to Karim, and ACB went ahead to clear Mutharika, saying he did not personally benefit from the money deposited into his account.

But recently it was revealed that that five units of Nissan NP 300 vehicles that Karim bought from Nissan Malawi (Imperial Motors Limited) on July 31 2017 under order number 318712 were a week later registered in Mutharika’s name and a proxy, State House employee Dabble Disi managed the change of ownership.

In explaining the five-vehicle donation valued at K17 million each, bringing the total amount to K85 million, State House press secretary Mgeme Kalilani said the vehicles belonged to the party and not the President, a similar refrain that was dangled when Mutharika was asked to explain the K145 million donation.

 

 

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zayambikapo…. ACB keep on the good work buddies… thats what patriots are for…

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I for one do not see any case for Karim here but Bottoman. Such issues are difficult to prove in a court of law. ACB will have to establish whether there was corruption between Karim and the police and Karim and DPP. Karim was selling goods whether the tender was awarded irregularly or not is non of his business, He supplied the goods and he wrote the police to adjust the price and it was up to the police to decline or accept if the price adjustment was unreasonable. when he was paid only him had the decretion on how… Read more »

Dipipi wa Yudiefu
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Dipipi wa Yudiefu

A way of collecting information to hide so that those who would want to pursue the matter further later should not find incriminating material/evidence. We have seen this before. Kunamiza a Malawi.

pako
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at for kwacha it’s darkness, let me tell you this whether you like it or not the law in Malawi is taking place that is why your boss is sleeping in prison. And you are nothing in India you are a taxi driver. you not disrespect Mother Malawi.
watch your stinking mouth.
son of a bitch.

UTM boma
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UTM boma

Chinyenga aphunzitsi but Godnis good and all this will be dealt with in 2019

Mbwengu
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Mbwengu

ACB mwachedwatu apa

Mbwiye wapata
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Mbwiye wapata

Dont get excited…its a stunt,we have seen this many a time before!!

MAUNITS
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MAUNITS

I can see the whole cabinet and maliseche under custody come 2019. These are thieves see how they protected each other during maize gate shame on you. These is a party of thieves ACB why you only investigate after outcry of Malawians all criminal cases involving Muthalika and his ministers. 13 files no where to be seen koma Chakwera ayinjoya ntchito 2019 kwabasi. Lol God help us to clean all this swamp in govt.

Constantino
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Constantino

To me, this is aimed at clearing the trio the Chaponda style

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

The is actually the reason this DPP govt is very dangerous. Like type mafia they are blatantly dishonest, manipulative and calculative. All this is gimmick to fool Malawians.
Look even at the purported arrests-done midweek, in the morning before 3pm court bail is granted and thieves are in the comforts of their homes. And this is a party in govt using govt machinery, to maneur- engineering with the sole purpose to redeem and exonerate thieves.
Shame &Hopeless.

Dipipi wa Yudiefu
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Dipipi wa Yudiefu

Yes, you are right. Cleaning the trio by removing all incriminating evidence. This ACB is a heap of rubbish.

For Kwacha its Darkness
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For Kwacha its Darkness

Sorry Malawians there is no one in Malawi who an Indian like Kareem is afraid of. No Malawian not even APM can punish Kareem or any other Indian in Malawi. We Indians can do whatever we wish to in Malawi. Your government is run by us Indians because all you Malawians are corrupt. And ignorant. You Malawians need to accept that we are the real owners of Malawi.

Zameer wa MuthariKarim
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Zameer wa MuthariKarim

The only good Indian is a dead one….

My Name is Salim (mphungu)
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My Name is Salim (mphungu)

Kulankhula kosauka kwa munthu wosauka. Ndikukhumba inu mutakhala mwenye koma inu simungathe kupusitsa ana anu omwe mungapusitse ndi kuphunzitsa chiwombankhanga pamwamba pa mtengo. Abale zonse zomwe mwazinenazi zikungopusitsa anthu opusa amwano monga inu opusa. Kuwopsya kwa dothi sikuli lingaliro labwino lomwe tidzakhala nawo akuda akuganiza kuti ndi Amwenye ndipo adzadzipha okha 🤣

My Name is Salim (mphungu)
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My Name is Salim (mphungu)

Zachambe weni weni kapena yeni yeni sankhani nokha 😬

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