Court action forces state to fail confiscate corruption convict Lutepo property 

 

The State says it cannot confiscate the property of corruption convict Oswald Lutepo because of a court action.

Lutepo outside Lilongwe High Court.-Photo by Mphatso Nkhoma, Nyasa Times

Ministry of Justice spokesperson Pilirani Masanjala said the state managed to seize Lutepo’s residence and office premises before the convict slapped the state with the court action to stop the seizure.

A court four years ago convicted Lutepo of fraud and money laundering of government money amounting to K4.2 billion.

“We are just waiting for the disposal of the court action to continue with the seizure of his property as ordered by the court,” said Masanjala.

Lutepo was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment with hard labour on his offences.

He came to limelight when he donated 22 vehicles to People’s Party after Joyce Banda ascended to presidency following the sudden death of Bingu wa Mutharika in 2012.

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Madando
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Madando

The government of Malawi is wasting lots of billions of caresness , selfishness and greedy.
Now u came up with useless idea of raising up the price of passport. Shameless, really? Even renewing Pastor 100$ ???? I only now swandle or chewing the money but u even don’t how painful it is for malawians to raise tha100$

Nabetha
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Nabetha

This photo should remind all of us Malawians of the need for deliverance from our selves and our ways, we need a total overhaul of ourvalues from the least in the village to the top in capital hill.Civil society, church, NGO, families, journalists through NICE must come up with strategic civil education to address the mess in our daily values or we will be trapped in this endless cycle for too long. See Romans 7 vers 7-25.

Kuswa Kuswa
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Are the 22 vehicles that this thief gave to the baroness Abhiti Kazhigeti Joyce Ntila still on the roads. Please also check his bank accounts and those of Abhiti Kazhigeti. They have lots of cashgate loot.

Kapado Chimulirenji
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I am not quite impressed with the way ACB is handling corruption cases. Bakili Muluzi and Mphwiyo are still enjoying their normal lives while others are suffering in jails. Why are the wheels of justice slow on these two thieves?

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

The lawyer who obtained the restraining order should be shot in the leg and be exiled.

Mbingwan
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Mbingwan

Khamula shut up we want real issues. The stolen Elections maize gate tractor gate police gate etc. Not this boy you locked away to silence him. Okuba eni ake alipheeee. Musaone ngati sitidziwa . We are not fools . Mwawona kuli zii mwati mulembe Lutepo mmmmmmm usatana is it wrong to come from central region? Anu akumwela mukungowasiya. Evil people

Kutapa
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Kutapa

Mwasowatu zochita ndi zolemba lutepo simunatopebe naye akhamula mmalo molemba zakubedwa kukuchitika ndi alomwe anzako wo ukulimbana ndi lutepo. ZA Lutepo tinakamba zinatha akugwila ukayidi. Bwanji osamakamba za ku police zija? If you gut nothing to write or say shut the fu…k up

Kuswa Kuswa
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Muchewa watokotatu apa che Kutapa. Nawenso fu..k up zako.

Kharupa
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Kharupa

Izi ndiye zopusa mukusiya katangale walero mukulimbana ndi lutepo he accepted that his accounts were used to launder money. The question and answers we need are for who benefited don’t give us an impression that Lutepo benefited alone . He is playing the sacrificial lamb when the real thieves are basking in glory . And you the writer learn not to mislead the public. Lutepo surrendered the properties himself voluntarily in what we call restitution. The state did not seize the properties. Malawian journalists learn to write unbiasly but balanced . The case was not even about corruption. It was… Read more »

MATILDA LOMBOLA
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why only lutepo ??why treating other thieves with kids gloves ? Let’s practice fair justice please !

Tuvitwana
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Tuvitwana

ZA ZIIIII