Globe’s Mohammed Kassam obtains injunction stopping ACB from quizzing him

Fraud suspect Mohammad Kassam of Globe Electronics, rushed to High Court in Blantyre to seek an injunction which was granted restraining the  Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) from questioning him on Friday relating to abuse of office in a deal that may have cost government K215 million.

Matemba: We will vacate the injunction and question Kassam

He obtained the injunction through his lawyer Lusungu Gondwe.

Kassam’s co-accused, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) national organising secretary Richard Makondi however appeared before the bureau and denied all charges levelled against him.

ACB deputy director general Reyneck Matemba said the bureau will seek to vacate the injuction obtained by Kassam, saying his action was “an abuse of court process”.

He said the court order was obtained on Thursday, but only served on the bureau  Friday morning “when he was due to appear before us in the afternoon.”

Both Kassam and Makondi face criminal allegations related to Toyota Hilux motor vehicles, radios that were supposed to be fixed in Malawi Defence Force (MDF) vehicles, a Land Cruiser which former Ministry of Finance budget director Paul Mphwiyo is being mentioned and another Toyota Hilux that was said to have been given to former secretary to Treasury Radson Mwadiwa.

The ACB obtained the warrant of arrest on charges of conspiracy, improper payment of public money, abuse of public office, influencing the use of public office and money laundering.

According to the court documents, Toyota Malawi and MDF on June 23 2013 signed a contract to supply MDF 35 vehicles at a contract price of K895 million.

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kamwini
Guest

Mike,just go to hell,we have no room in MALAWI FOR ISLAMIC JIHADIS.If Muhammed Kassam is not a Muslim,who is he? a Christian? If you are also a Muslim,go back to Syria,we don’t murder innocent people in our peaceful land of Christianity.Thank Muluzi for opening the gates for these mass-murderers.

Mike
Guest

Winston
Why bring Islam in this get a life and understand what the topic is you ignorant fool

DPP ndi Imfa
Guest

Kodi pa Globe Electronics ndi paja amagulitsa ma phone opposite Alibaba pa Registrar of companies?

Ndi mbava yaikulu. Salipilanso misonkho. No VAT nothing mbava.

Mphwache
Guest
The Indians laugh behind our backs all the way to the bank. No indian in Malawi dies for lack of food or medical treatment. They own all the premium land in Malawi, and make the cities dance to their tune, when they try to implement Operation Red Star. Do we need a Mugabe in this country to take back what is owed to us? They have bought up places like Chisakalime and the entertainment centre at Kameza, so that we cannot drink beer or eat port comfortably in our own country. The Mutharika’s and their cronies are complicit in this.… Read more »
James Mathanyula
Guest

Stupid injunction and the judge needs to fired. Wadya za mmanja ameneyo, where are the so called NGO (s), Why keep quiet. With this trend dziko lingatukuke, mukufuna we should go to the streets to protest? Judiciary take care.

mmc
Guest

Bingu said let’s refine this injunction thing but u only said chindere chakufikapo. When an injunction is given against DPP it is good when it is for something else it is bad. Are we serious as a country?

Okoma Atani
Guest

Chaponda will be the next president after Peter. Atumbuka mudzaphulika nokha. Tanvana zimenezo? Zikomo kwambiri.

CIVIL SERVANT
Guest

Our learned Judges, this now is stupidity or treason of the highest order. Why shielding an accused person? shouldn’t he be questioned and if found with a case to answer brough before the courts? Should we trust you then munthu ameneyi akamazaimbidwa mulandu to deliver the appropriate judgement?

Mbwiye wapata
Guest

Fellow Malawians, Late Bingu is vindicated when he proposed to abolish the injunctions. Now do you understand? ahh please answer me. How can a court grant an injunction on a stupid issue like this?
INJUNCTIONS MUST FALL

Zaya ku Nkhongo
Guest
The DPP government should investigate the bench. Something is definitely not adding up there. What precedence are they setting here? A company is suspected of tax evasion and the body responsible for tax management wants to investigate our courts stops them from doing their job. In whose interests are these courts and judges operating? Inu nomwe you want salary increments government does not have money and you are busy harboring and protecting tax evaders to go scot free. What exactly is happening. Government needs to investigate these judges. Tax compliance is for everyone in Malawi the rich and the poor… Read more »
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