Another cashgate arrest: Lilongwe businessman charged

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday arrested a Lilongwe-based businessman, Jimmy Mbuliro for allegedly defrauding government.

Egritta Ndala: ACB  arrested Mbuliro

Egritta Ndala: ACB arrested Mbuliro

Mbuliro’s case is latest  in a series of arrests ACB has made since 2013 under the public graft scandal also known as Cashgate.

ACB Senior Public Relations Officer’ Egrita Ndala said Mbuliro was arrested following a tip-off.

”On 5th October, 2011 the Anti-Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging that public servants were making huge payments to companies owned by themselves or their colleagues for services not offered to Malawi Government,” said Ndala.

Ndala said  ACB’s investigations established that some payments were made from the Malawi Government (Pensions and Gratuities Account) and Accountant General to Mbuliro’s accounts, trading as Jipone Enterprises without offering to Government any service.

Mbuliro will be charged with two counts of corruptly obtaining an advantage contrary to Section 26(1) of the Corrupt Practices Act, two counts of money laundering contrary to Section 35 (1) (c) of the Money Laundering, Proceeds of Serious Crimes and Terrorist Financing Act and two counts of theft contrary to Section 278 of the Penal Code.

”He will be taken to Court after the Bureau recorded a statement from him.”

Cashgate has affected the country’s relations with donors and caused outrage among Malawians.

At the centre of the scandal is a computer-based financial information storage system.

Some government officials have allegedly been exploiting a loophole in the system to divert millions from government coffers.

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No tribalist lomwe.
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Concerned, u need to realise that the stolen money belongs to malawians, no matter what.here is envidence that our money was stolen even b4 2o13.more of the 92bn Must b proscuted than spoken of. Unfortunatly some people like mr ‘concen are defending evil-(92 bn scam)-and rebulking the 2obn scam.why the selective justice? Some where, somehow u make me suspect that u too were a partaker in the 92bn scam or u have maurice over jb whist supporting her opponents despite both being thieves., all must b proscuted fairy! These thieves are making us fail as a nation while they boost… Read more »
chindere
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THERE IS STILL BIG THEFT BEING CARRIED OUT IN THE GOVT DESPITE THE ARRESTS .SO PLEASE INVESTIGATE IN ALL DEPARTMENTS.UNFORTUNATELY THE GOVT IS NOT TAKING ANY STEPS TO PUT CONTROLS IN DEPARTMENTAL EXPENDITURES,THAT’S WHERE THESE PEOPLE ARE ENJOYING THIER GAME NOW NOT FROM ACCOUNT NO.1.

Kadakwiza
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K92 billion please

zandile
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How much is involved?

muropwana
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Kodi Joice akuthawanji? akuwopanji? Akubisaliranji? Wadzibibilatu mwina? Manyazitu mwina?

ben
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ACB please investigate why ma EFD machine akugulitsa 4 times the price then other countries, i think there was a deal between MRA top brass and the 4 licensed sellers. we small business cannot afford these, Achoke

Mlauzi
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My mother is a pensioner and she has been complaining of late payments for so long. These culprits must be prosecuted and if found guilty, they must ROT, ROT, ROT in jail as Kamuzu Banda used to say

Tasiyana
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Stupid comments!92b for what?go to Ndata Farm ask Bingu about dat money coz mmalo momanena zopindulira mtundu onse mukukamba zinthu zoti it cant benefit anything to our country mxiiiii za 92b zimandikwana bwanji mxiiiii again

Zosautsa
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Analand Abacha atamwalira so why not Bingu. You have no defence here zilandidwe basi. Acoording to his declaration of assests, he worked for 40 years in international organisations and accumulated only K150 million and worked for only 7 years and accumulated K62 billion.
Ngakhale mwana atha kudziwa kuti mdalayu ankaba basi. Zilandidwe kulephera apo ndinu amodzi akuba nonse.

ndadabwa
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indedi anticorruption where is our 92 billion.

ujeni
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Can ACB look out for the woman called Jane Kathewera she is boosting today on her facebook page about corrupting some people in Lilongwe Road Traffic offices in renewing her licence.

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