Attorney General disowns K1.6m deposit from Faizal Aboo: Police, National Bank of Malawi probe

Attorney General Chikosa Silungwe took to task businessperson Faizal Aboo after a mysterious K1.6 million  was deposited into his bank account at  National Bank of Malawi plc.

Faizal Aboo on spotlight: The deposit slip indicated the money came from him

Silungwe took notice tha his bank account held at National Bank Gateway Mall Service Centre in Lilongwe  was credited with  K1.6 million  and the deposit slip indicated the money  was deposited under the name Aboo.

A bank deposit slip  went viral on social media and indicated that the money was deposited by Aboo of mobile phone number 0999277000 into bank account number 1155517 on September 18 2020.

But Aboo denied depositing the money and  banks’s  closed-circuit television cameras  (CCTV)  footage shows a unidentified woman made a cash deposit.

Said Silungwe: “There was a transaction to the amount of K1.6 million in cash into my account. I made inquiries with my bank, they confirmed the name, an Asian sounding name, as a person who purportedly deposited the money and had indicated their [phone] number.

“I got in touch with the person [Aboo], but he denied knowledge of the transaction the same day, Friday [September 25 2020]. I instructed my bank to withdraw the money from my account because I had the feeling that it was not deposited in good faith and the same day the bank withdrew the money and put in one of their suspense accounts.”

Silungwe said National Bank of Malawi is investigating  the issues and tracking the

a “black woman who at the time of the deposit was heavily staked, hid her face with a heavy wrap”.

He also said Malawi Police Service  are dealing with the matter which Limbe Police Station public relations officer Patrick Mussa confirmed.

National Bank, head of operations Brian Boby  said  the money has been put into a “suspence account”  whilst investigations are underway.

Silungwe becomes the second top government official to have mysterious funds deposited into his bank account after former Anti-Corruption Bureau director-general Lucas Kondowe had a K2 million windfall in 2015.

Kondowe also reported to police the mysterious deposit into his First Merchant Bank (now First Capital Bank) account, saying he did not know the depositor. The funds were deposited into his account on March 27 2015 by a Mr Majid who police questioned, but it was suspected businessman Karamat Choudhry of Shayana Supermarket had deposited.

Investigators said he has been suspected after analysing call logs.

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Msungama
Msungama
1 month ago

Mwenyes rule Malawi . The Mwenyes are the puppet masters!

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 month ago

tili ndi bank statements omwe sitinacite probe amaika vi ndalama ku ma account athu pomwe ma figure ake sitinawaonepo. tilibe vindalama votelo mwe

tiyowoye nyasulu
tiyowoye nyasulu
1 month ago

we had similar case with kondowe at acb. he made noise just to blindfold us and later took the money

Mofolo
Mofolo
1 month ago

AG amafunika munthu wokhwima maganizo ndi wa ukadaulo woyenera. Not these chamba smoking pretenders. AG should have investigated first before opening his mouth on social media. This should have been a sting operation but after whiffing timabola tiwiri we are where we are just like it happened to former ACB boss Kondowe was anyone prosecuted? Hence we conclude inangochepa ndi dollaryo.

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
1 month ago

Tangonenani kuti inachepa basi. Osamapanga phokoso. They agreed more money but the woman gave too little. Anayiziwa bwanji account yawo? Inachepa ndalama, awa azolowela ma billion aku MEC, not ma million amwenye.

Nyusesi
1 month ago

Ralph Kasambara ndiamene anayambitsa zolandira ziphuphu from amwenye. You remember that he could even shoot anybody who dared to foil dubious transactions between him and corrupters? Ask Mphwiyo how he lost his lower jaw. Attorney generals are corrupt to the core. Including this current one.

Whiplash
Whiplash
1 month ago

Let’s not be judges here and finish with conclusions.. This is the problem with Malawians we are very quick to judge people I am sure there will be an investigation and the courts will decide and after that we can blame and ridicule the concerned party. Now I understand why our national anthem has the verse “put down each and every enemy… Hunger, disease, ENVY” AND we Malawians are envious of others be it foreign, Indian, Chinese even to our own black kind from Africa but worst of all we are envious of our own people who are from a… Read more »

J Nkhoma
J Nkhoma
1 month ago

So much hate towards Malawians of Asian origin for corruption. But no blame is put on those individuals accepting the bribes. Are Asians the ones in top government positions ? Are Asians the ones making decisions for the country ? Are Asians part of technical committees in ministries? You will not find 1 Asian in Malawi’s civil sector, but they’re the ones blamed for all these problems. If people would not accept bribes then corruption will stop. Whether you are black or Indian or white, all communities are involved in this. The AG is the perfect person to defend himself… Read more »

CITIZEN
CITIZEN
1 month ago
Reply to  J Nkhoma

Sidik Mia and wife come to mind

Chwiiiiiii
Chwiiiiiii
1 month ago
Reply to  CITIZEN

Not being funny here but the last time I was told was that they are neither Indian or black they are in between what we would called mixed race.

Koma
Koma
1 month ago

Koma sipakuoneka ngati ndipofunika kuti anthu adzionetsa chiphanso akamakasunga ndalama ku banki? Chiphanso chochifuna pokhapokha ukamakatenga ndalama! Ndiye ndi zimenezi lero simukudziwa yemwe wadzakupatsani ndalama. Mumaganiza bwanji kodi?

ERUTU
ERUTU
1 month ago

DPP yomweyo pano ayi 💪🏿🇲🇼

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