Court convicts businessman Magombo on ‘cashgate’ charges
The Lilongwe Magistrates Court on Wednesday convicted businessman Allan Harrison Magombo in connection with the plunder of public resources known as Cashgate in a case he is accused of siphoning and pocketing about K32.4 million of public funds.
Magombo who owns a company named Down Stairs is said to have received K16,555,126.08 and K15, 920,000.00 respectively from Ministry of Local Government in 2013 without providing any services to government.
He was arrested the by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) who recieved a complaint on 12th September, 2013 that government officers at Capital Hill were making entries in the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS).
The Bureau established that Magombo received payments from Ministry of Local Government for rendering no service.
He was charged with two counts of theft and one count of money laundering contrary to Section 278 and Section 35(1) (c) of the Penal Code and the Money Laundering, Proceeds of Serious Crime and Terrorist Financing Act.
The court is expected to deliver its sentence on 18th February, 2016.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
An outsider cannot get paid by Government without collusion with a number of civil servants. Why are they not being tried together with the contractors. It is not enough to just say Ministry of so and so, but there were civil servants in there who made the payments possible because they also benefited from the paid money.
Magomdo had a contract with ministry of Local government and it was duly signed by both parties. He got paid on the basis of that contract.
Act. Who signed the contract on behalf of local government? Who approved certification of works or delivery of goods and services? Who approved payments? Why are you arresting all the civil servants? Selective justice or buntouchable big fish?
I think all casg gate criminals should go by the way of firing squad!! kill them all or cut off their hands and penises
lock up all cashgaters and throw the keys in the toilet
De real benefiters r walking freely, no justice dere en de malpractice won’t stop in govt offices, if God really exist, justice wil be revealed 1dy.
All cashgaters will be jailed. However, after we lost more millions in trying them. No wonder mob justice is on the rise. Imagine we burn all cashgaters and confiscate their property and money? We will save millions we are losing through these trials when other innocent Malawians are rotting in jail due to lack of judges or money to try them
Will Magombo also say that it was Joyce Banda after being in prison for sometime? These Bedbugs are sucking blood of we Malawians…….
WE ARE TIRED OF THIS CASHGATE STORIES ITS TAKING AGES TO COME TO UN END JUST CONFISCATE HIS ALL HIS MONEY AND PROPERTIES AND PUT THAT MONEY IN GOVERNMENT AND LATER PUT HIM IN JAIL FOR LIFE
Most civil servants that were actually preparing the payments are missing from this group. Let us also focus on these shameless evil servants so that they get a bit of shame also when chasing the payments and getting government money for no reason. At the Ministry we know who connived with these guys but they are still enjoying and stealing more. WHY??? They behave untouchable.
waiting for 577 to bring back the donors