ACB investigates ‘leaked’ corruption docket on Karim: State House says ‘fabrication’

In a twist of events, the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has distanced itself from a document purportedly a detailed a report on corruption involving the Malawi Police Service and businessman Zameer Karim trading as Pioneer Investments which has gone viral.

A statement released by the bureau  on Friday apparently in reaction to the social media “leak“ says the document has not

ACB’s Matemba: We will investigate the leak

been released by the Bureau’s Director Reyneck Matemba or  its spokesperson Egrita Ndala.

The report which is not signed but bares the logo and contacts of the ACB allege that there was an investigation related to how a company called Pioneer Investment owned by Karim was awarded a contract to supply rations to the Malawi Police Service at one price but later asked the Police to adjust the price after the award.

According to the purported ACB report, Police Director of Finance Innocent Botomani single handed approved the price adjustment which saw the government over paying Pioneer Investments by a whooping MK433 000 000.

But ACB said: “The Bureau does not release its investigations reports to the public as this is against the Bureau Standing orders and the Corrupt Practices Act.”

The graft-busting body has said it will investigate the leaked document “to establish whether the report came from the bureau or not.”

Ndala said in the statement if it is established that the document was illegally released from the Bureau “appropriate disciplinary measures will be taken on the officer (s) involved as that does not only jeopardise investigations but also puts the bureau into disrepute.”

Meanwhile, Presidential press officer and spokesperson Mgeme Kalilani has said the leaked document was work of propaganda machinery to smear President Peter Mutharika.

“We are not surprised that ACB has dissociated itself from the said document. It was clearly a propaganda write-up aimed at character assassinating His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika,” said Kalilani.

He said the ACB and Police should independently investigate the source of the document.

“I would believe such fabrications are a clear case of criminal misconduct,” he added.

Mutharika has constantly defended his record in tackling graft, saying the issue is being used to score political points ahead of next year’s elections.

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Ndatopa
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Ndatopa

Investigating the leaked document ???? Or are you investing the culprits mentioned in the document

Gerald mapanga phiri
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Gerald mapanga phiri

There is alot of loopholes in Malawi constitution for wrong leaders to do their dirty. One is ACB is not independent politicians are enjoying with immunity.

dpp shitholes
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Mwawonekera poyera a dpp. Ma Nissan navara mwagula ndi misonkho yathu. Kuba APM. Kuba Chaponda. Munapatsa masangwi contract to build thyolo stadium. How much have you pocketed from the roads like Highway to bingu stadium, kasiya road and many more. Tiyeni tikalembetse tithane nazo izi.

Zealot
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Zealot

Wow I sm shook at how you are avoiding the letters APM when they are written all over the report

Manyozo
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Manyozo

the works chilima movement, very childish in its tactics

Bodza la N'nanu
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Bodza la N'nanu

Osanamizira Chilima Movement-Muyaluka chaka chino Hehede!

no zambian witnesses
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no zambian witnesses

No wonder they don’t want to stop corruption

Wa chamba
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Wa chamba

ACB carried out investigastions and came up with its findings. Unfortunately the results of the investigation have been leaked. With such an outcome all mentioned parties need to clear their names or else the assumption is that its true

Nalingula
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Nalingula

kkkk a Bureau yikaneni Document osangonena Chimozi bwanji.If No action is being taken the only way is to leak information .Mmene munayambira ma investigation muja palibe chitochitika.Chipanda pressure ya Atolankhani ndi ma NGO mukanapita Ku nyumba ya Chaponda? Useless Organisation.

Pension Nenereko
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Pension Nenereko

Make mbuu ana mbuu!!!!!!!

Memory
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Memory

And if the document is not true, why make noise?

Hede
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Hede

Kodi anthu simudziwa kuti Botomaniyo ndi mlongo wake wa Patricia Kalaiti nee Botoman

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