ACB set to arrest and interview Mutharika over abuse of his TPIN

Former President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika (APM) will next week be arrested and interviewed under caution by investigators from the graft busting body – the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) – who want to understand how his Taxpayer Identification Number (TPIN) ended into the hands of his loyalists.

Mutharika:  Faces arrest & interview under caution

He is likely to be put under house arrest, sources say.

The Anti-Corruption Bureau Principal Public Relations Officer, Egrita Ndala issued a press statement on Friday, July, 2021, confirming only the ACB’s decision to get to the bottom of the matter.

In her communication, Ndala said: “The Anti-Corruption Bureau would like to inform Malawians that as part of the on-going investigation process into the allegations of abuse of the former President’s Taxpayer Identification Number (TPIN), the ACB will interview the former President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika from 20th July, 2021.

“The Bureau would like to let Malawians know that this is a normal and legal process, which started in 2020. The ACB hopes that this will put the record straight on the various stories circulating in the social media surrounding this matter,” the statement reads.

In conclusion, Ndala discloses that the interview will be conducted while observing Covid-19 prevention guidelines.

According to unconfirmed reports, the Bureau, Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) and the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) had written the former President on intention to interrogate him under caution last Tuesday but Mutharika refused citing Covid-19.

The reports also suggest that apart from the Covid-19 issue, authorities backtracked on their initial plan to interview APM because of an intelligence alert that suggested some people in Mangochi, where the former Head of State stays, had been mobilizing to block all roads leading to his private PAGE residence situated on the shores of Lake Malawi.

Some APM sympathizers have claimed that the impending interrogation and imminent arrest may have been triggered by APM’s angry outbursts at a press conference recently where he claimed the MCP and its partners, in cohort with the courts, had carried out a ‘judicial coup’ to depose him from power. He also accused President Chakwera and his administration of mismanaging the economy, plunging Malawians in deep poverty.

Mutharika lost the presidency to Chakwera following the June 23, 2020 presidential election re-run ordered by the courts following claims of irregularities in the initial poll in 2019.

Former security aide for Mutharika, Paulosi Norman Chisale, was recently arrested by police on allegations that he abused the former President’s tax exemption privileges. Chisale was charged with fraud and money-laundering in relation to a multi-billion Kwacha cement importation investigation involving the abuse of Mutharika’s TPIN.

The courts granted Chisale bail. There are unconfirmed reports Chisale and an Asian businessman in Lilongwe, Mahmed Shafee Ahmed Chunara, also arrested on similar charges, would be turned into state witnesses against the former President.

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Halaal Beef Jihad
Halaal Beef Jihad
1 year ago

Amangidwe basi

Selina
Selina
1 year ago

So you mean people in Malawi too as poor as they are can threaten violence like the one S.A has done? You also just as dumb, can someone destroy their economy for a cause themselves don’t understand? Thought it is only the mind of people who don’t dare use their minds at all.

Prince of Thieves
1 year ago

Happy birthday to you Prince of Thieves.

Kadeti ku ma standard

Two days after his 85th birthday. At his age kumasolola. Were you trying to appease your and her son kuti uwasiye mumtendere wa chuma chakuba? Prince of thieves.

nsabwe
nsabwe
1 year ago

Osangommanga BWA .kcita kulalika???

Zagwazatha
1 year ago

The day they bring JB to the podium of justice, at least to tell Malawi citizens how money was looted under her leadership, it’s the day we know Tonse government is at right track of cleaning up of corruption rubles

kheza
kheza
1 year ago

whats so special with peter. DPP did rhe same with Muluzi mpaka kumuthetsera chipani chake. i wonder why mangochi people are tolerating prince of thieves.

charlrs cheleuka
charlrs cheleuka
1 year ago

Ok tiziona tiri mowemuno,,,,,

Shadazy
1 year ago

You putting a blind eye on covid 19 fund which ur musters plundered but ur fast pulling strings on Munthalika Malawians are not stupid they are just waiting for spark he going ti test his on medication ma demo basi. You want to copy what they did to south Africa kaya tiziona.

Chkoti
Chkoti
1 year ago

Owoo ok.legal process eti.

KAJEWA
KAJEWA
1 year ago
Reply to  Chkoti

LILONGWE CITY COUNCIL HAS FLOATED AN INTERNAL VACANCY TO EMPLOY INTERNS WHOM THE GOVT SAID SHOULD LEAVE COUNCILS TO PAVE WAY FOR FRESH GRADUATES. THIS IS CORRUPTION TOO. THE QUESTION IS DOES THE COUNCIL HAVE MANDATE TO EMPLOY GRADES RANGING FROM M6 TO M4 OR IT IS THE DUTY OF LOCAL GOVT SERVICE COMMISSION TO DO SO? IF IT IS AN INTERNAL VACANCY, WHY ARE INTERNS INVOLVED?
WE FEEL SOMETHING IS AMISS.

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