Ex-Macra boss Itaye out on bail, slapped with fraud charges

Fiscal Police in Blantyre has  released on bail former Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) director general Godfrey Itaye after interrogating him for alleged abuse of office and fraud.

Itaye to answer charges of abuse of office and fraud. 

Itaye was summoned by Fiscal Police in Blantyre on Tuesday  and  arrested thereafter.

After spending a night in the cooler, Itaye was released on police bail.

National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera confirmed Itaye has been released but could not shed light on the bail conditions.

But he said Itaye, who was in June moved to Lilongwe Water Board where he is serving as chief executive officer,  is expected to answer charges of abuse of office and fraud.

“These crimes he committed while he was at Macra,” said Kadazera.

The charges relate to the procurement of K135 million Macra calendars contract, alleged deployment of an official vehicle Macra bought for its officer but was allocated to former president Peter Mutharika’s personal bodyguard Norman Chisale and procurement of then governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cloth by the authority.

Itaye’s arrest followed earlier arrests on Friday of Macra director of finance Ben Chitsonga and procurement specialist Joseph Ngalawa. The two were released on police bail on Saturday.

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Vilhomwe Ndivimbuli
1 year ago

APHIEMU ili phee pa Mangochi

1 year ago

This country is rotten with dirty activities. you are doing a good job. You should proceed to investigate the road traffic department there are alot of frauds.

1 year ago

now they are good to put their own man at lilongwe water board. this was a ploy to replace him. he will be waiting for his case and it will not take off just like Magalasi and Mbilizi

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