The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested a Mzuzu-based resident, Steven Mbewe, for impersonating a Bureau’s Investigations Officer.
ACB Principal Public Relations Officer, Egrita Ndala, in a statement issued on Wednesday, says Mbewe’s arrest follows a complaint the Bureau received, alleging that the suspect had been posing as a Bureau officer in Malawi’s green city.
Ndala added that investigations ACB conducted established Mbewe had been hiring a vehicle from Ms. Tracy Mainess Phiri of Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) Mzuzu Campus on pretext that he was a Bureau officer and was using the vehicle while conducting investigations
“It was further established that He was paying hiring charges for the car. The Bureau does not have any Investigations Officer in the name of Steven Mbewe neither does it know the motive of the suspect for using the name of the Bureau in his endeavours.
“On 7th May, 2022, the Bureau with the assistance from the Malawi Police Service, arrested Mr. Steven Mbewe. He will be charged with impersonation contrary to Section 17 (a) of the Corrupt Practices Act,” reads the statement in part.
ACB says ruling for bail application will be heard on 13th May, 2022.
Meanwhile, the Bureau has warned Malawians to desist from using the Bureau to get favours from various people in the society as that is an offence punishable by law.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :