ACB nets 4 Ministry of Lands officials over corruption allegations

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested four officials from the Ministry of Lands in Mzuzu over allegations of corruption and bribery.

The quadraplet is accused of corruptly receiving MK1, 800, 000. 00 from Benjamin Jere as payment for a piece of a land at Area 4 in Mzuzu.

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ACB Principal Public Relations Officer, Egritta Ndala, identified the four as Khwima Mkandawire, Chisomo Chawanje, Richard Sumayili and Adiel Tsambewe.

Ndala disclosed that the suspects appeared in court today where they have been granted bail.

This is not the first time for officials at the Ministry of Lands to be embroiled in shady land deals.

Recently, the law enforcement agencies nabbed a horde of a certain political party officials who have been swindling the Malawi Government by setting up a separate office where they were processing fake title deeds.

The lands cartel had its offices in the uptown residential Area 9 in Lilongwe.

Among them were officials from the ministry and a Malawian of Asian origin.

Although the police pounced on the cartel, the direction of the case is not yet known to date.

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Yonas
Yonas
10 months ago

Too many arrests with no closures…justice denied…

Life
Life
10 months ago

President Chakwera is so inert. There are cases which could set the tone for the countries direction as far as corruption is concerned. Failure to have all high profile cases prosecuted shows how the president is bent on being part of the vice himself. Cases like the so called area 9 cartel should have been prosecuted instantly.

President Mkango Chisokonezo Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Chisokonezo Manthakanjenjemereza
10 months ago

But has not netted Benjamin Jere who has paid corrupt monies. I think under corrupt act both are liable. But has to prove that the guy paid monies otherwise I can see allegation not provable and ACB or Government paying.

Benjones87
Benjones87
10 months ago

This is very small catch. There are sharks who have already swollen more than half our wealth. Pls when you report anything it should be detailed for the people to know the rotten fish.

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