Lawyer Salimu’s client to get payment through different firm

Private practice lawyer Ambokire Salimu has disclosed that he has resolved to use a different law firm to settle payment of a client he purportedly swindled recently.

Salimu: Matter resolved

Police in Blantyre recently arrested Salimu on allegations that he swindled a client millions of money.

But Salimu told Nyasa Times on Sunday that his firm, Salimu & Associates, got judgment for the client for K45 million and that K11 million, which was paid late December 2019 and only reflected in the lawyers account in January 2020, was a part payment by government.

“The client will collect K34 million balance using a different a different law firm,” he said.

He said the fees had not been agreed as the lawyer had taken instructions on a contingency basis as the client could not finance the litigation.

Salimu explained that he had just finished drawing up his bill when the spat with his client arose.

“I have been paid his fees by way of compromise for all work done. I was not paid any a penny through the five years of the litigation. I invested my own money to pursue the case and I am happy that the matter has been amicably resolved,” said the lawyer.

Malawi Law Society honorary secretary Martha Kaukonde said in an earlier interview that the society was probing the matter.

She said if it was established that he swindled a client, Salimu would be referred to the disciplinary committee.

However, Kaukonde said cases of lawyers swindling money their clients had drastically reduced over the years.

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ndadabwa
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salimu ndiwakuba. amawagwiritsa ntchito ma house workers ake 3 months no malipiro kumawatukwana za mthupi. ndi galu uyu

Gee
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Kodi zometa Tyson zikadalipobe, akuluwa KUKWATA amaposa Atcheya ndi Brown Mpinganjira .

Rakhishana3373
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Rakhishana3373

kaukonde wache ndima yesa eni zeni ndithu. Sha!

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

you can ask again. amaiwala nsanga ndiodya nyemba,odya makoko saiwala.
thought were one dzana lija!!and now!!!!
SAD madam Kaukonde

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

K150.000 to sort out title deed in 2007 I was charged. because it is done manually, abale odzriwa za ma law zimatelodi? ife si field yathu .
galu namacende uyu ,aphwanyidwe

James Gunda
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James Gunda

Za manyazi kwambiritu a lot of lawyers are using clients money to build houses and buy cars akut success imeneyo we need to change the law and make it difficult for a lawyer to cash on behalf of client koz a lot of our lawyers are thieves

Thieve society
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Thieve society

Very ugly pig!! Bloody thugs/thieves!! What lawyers?These are thieves! Bloody stinking dog!! Kunyasa ngati khumba! Stinking animal!! I wish corona can wipe out these dogs!

Mwenebanga
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Mwenebanga

A salimu mumanena wanthu mtaunimu kuti akuyendela magamoti obedwa ki jubeki koma Anu a clean yet ndalama zili zobedwa kwama kalayanti zoona…

Mwana wa Anabanda Ku Joni
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Mwana wa Anabanda Ku Joni

Hahaha cases of lawyers swindling client’s money has reduced dramatically. Really? Mmmmm why sugar coating when lawyers are dishonest? Very shameful isn’t it? I doubt if these con stars will ever probe each other properly

Moses Supuni
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Moses Supuni

Mbabva ndi mbabva! Okuba azabanso! Ife tikuyangana lo femu ina.

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