Ben Phiri , Khadba face arrest, land sold through MHC under probe: 7 nabbed for conspiracy to defeat justice

Former minister in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regime, Mr Ben Phiri is being earmarked for arrest over bootleg deals involving land as seven people suspected of conspiracy to defeat justice have been arrested.

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Some civil society organisations including Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) have written Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) and Malawi Police Service’s Fiscal Department  to stop all development on land sold to the public through Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC).

This follows whistle blowers giving ACB objective material evidence implicating former minister Ben Phiri to the landgate scandal.

HRDC chairperson Gift Trapence said they would want “all development on land sold through MHC to go through scrutiny.”

ACB confirmed it is investigation issues to do with land.

While the bureau could not give details on the docket of Ben Phiri, who is also called the DPP field marshal, it confirmed that there is a probe on lease of a plot in Chigumula but Blantyre District Commissioner.

It said Blantyre DC Bernard Nkasala – a relation to Ben Phiri – is suspected to have made arrangement or process to sub-lease 0.8571 of a hectare of leasehold land known as Lot.82 at Chigumula from Blantyre District Council to Nolvahiwa Phiri of P.O. Box 21, Thyolo.

The plot is for Ben Phiri and Nolvahiwa Phiri is his adopted son.

“Take notice that you shall not, without my written consent, sub-lease or otherwise deal with, or proceed with any arrangement or processes, for the sub-lease of 0.8571 of a hectare of leasehold land known as Lot.82 at Chigumula in Blantyre District, from Blantyre District Council to Nolvahiwa Phiri of P.O. Box 21, Thyolo,” says the ACB Director General Reyneck Matemba, in an order of restriction against the DC.

Efforts to obtain a comment form Ben Phiri failed as all his phones were switched off.

Meanwhile, seven people have been arrested for stealing computer hard drives at Ministry of Lands offices in Lilongwe in order to conceal incriminating information.

Lilongwe Police Station spokesperson Joseph Kachikho has confirmed the arrest of the suspects.

Thugs were hired  break  into the Ministry of Lands offices at City Centre where they dismantled computers and stole hard drives to hide information,

Suleman Ismail Khadba and Mustaq Chotia are alleged to be  involved in illegal land acquiring, Corruption and money laundering

Last week the graft-busting body also ordered that all applications for change of ownership of vehicles, land and houses should be submitted to the bureau for vetting and clearance.

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Chautaamalanga
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My only worry is why Malawians dont understand zoti amwenye sianthu omapanga nawo ma deal.They keep records and will disown you in broad day light how sweet the deal may look.Kuyenera kuchenjera a Malawi.

Analyst
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Analyst

Recovering stolen money and prosecuting the criminals is an essential step. It is part of promises the Tonse Alliance made to Malawians.

Pido
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Pido

Malawi is becoming, actually, Malawi has become a police state under chakwera. The more we clap hands for this mediocricy, the sooner we will cry out loud as a country. Mark these words

Munthu
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Munthu

Kodi mukumafuna kuti anthuwa asamangidwe…. tidzingowasiya?

Dziko la tonse
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Dziko la tonse

Let justice flow like water. People like you have no place in the new Malawi. Do you even know the meaning of a police state? Be ashamed of yourself. Ngati munadya nawo zakubazo mumangidwa basi.

Chitolerapapo
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Chitolerapapo

Waisting time arresting people instead giving people what you promised during campaigns. Believe you me this government will spend 5 years prosecuting each other without any development to show to malawians

Munthu
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Munthu

Ubwino wake akumanga anthu ndi apolisi osati a president… He`s got his things to do, osati unyolo mmanja

Maso ako saona Petrol
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Usova, mumafuna muzisangalala nokha ana a Njoka inu. Ndipo asesa onse amene anaba ndikuononga chuma cha a Malawi.

mchisala
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mchisala

Please prioritize RECOVERY of plundered Govt RESOURCES (money or property) and not court processes where it is clear (there is documented evidence) the individual(s) CONVERTED Govt RESOURCE(S) into PERSONAL PROPERTY because court processes take an inordinate amount of time and these thieves will use any amount of stolen money and corrupt the whole process (buy judges, prosecutors and everyone to escape conviction)!!!!!!!!

Chingaipe
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Chingaipe

The recovered money is needed to fulfill Tonse Alliance campaign promises

Nyekhwest .
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Nyekhwest .

Aona nyekhwe you thought Malawi belongs to the elite lhomwes.
Now we have a government that is working not busy looting.
zoona bambo Ben Phiri kukanika kubusa maliseche a Adadi?

Nyapakwanja
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No one is above the law, the arrests being made should serve to deter the would be offenders in the Tonse government. Mbava zonse should face the law. this is not political witch hunt.

polofesa nungu
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polofesa nungu

NGATI OMANGIDWA AKUCHULUKA NDIYE KUTI AKUBASO ANALI AMBIRI,GO AHEDIMBO

timothy
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timothy

A KONGERES why cant you concentrate on promises you made it seems you have lost direction you don’t know what to do you think arresting people will assist you anything we know you and you were not prepared to rule this country and we will never trust you because you cheated Malawians with several promises fulfill them now and you have goofed with the threshold which will not be used on this month why making such fake promises you idiots.

Mkanda Gudu
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Mkanda Gudu

You will not trust MCP because those who acted with impunity have their day before the law? You might have among those who never gave Tonse Alliance a chance as you wanted to perpetuate your clandestine activities. This will assist in recouping what was supposed to be used for development and deter those who may have same appetite as DPP

Mbatamila
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Mbatamila

dude we need to recover the stolen mulla to sustain our promises, ngati munaba nawo ndiye kumbukiranai kuti moto umatsata kwatsala tchire. you are next in line…..

Nyapakwanja
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Cadet, 1,000,000 Jobs will come and that does not mean mabva to be left free

Lego
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They are acting on what they promised to recover the stolen money and end corrupt means.

Kennedy
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Kennedy

Poor mindset, looting out corrupt people is the key to grow our economy and cleat jobs. Or maybe u have family to defend?

Opportunist
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Opportunist

This is part of our promises.Draining the swamps

God is with Us = Emmanuel
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Yes people should not get into politics to steal our taxes. They must have serve people. The politicians used to be the most feared people in the past but those days are gone. People who pay taxes have power. Ben Phiri was one of the most untouchable young men. He must face the music.

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