Lilongwe man arrested over ‘malicious’ Facebook post

“I think this is a big lesson to everyone, people should be responsible on what they post on social media, otherwise these are the consequences.”

Police in Lilongwe have arrested Ignatius Kamwanje over a Facebook post, which he alleged that money was being stolen from customers’ accounts at National Bank of Malawi (NBM) plc.

Kamwanje was arrested Wednesday morning following a complaint lodged by NBM plc.

Kamwanje wrote unverified stories of his Facebook page claiming that NBM plc employees were involved in an ‘inside cartel’ to steal money from customers’ accounts and that so far four employees had been arrested because of the issue. He first wrote the story on his Facebook wall on 1st March 2021 that his relative had his K8.7 million stolen at NBM with the help of the bank employees.

He wrote again on 27th March 2021 where he alleged that there were four cases at the courts and that others are in jail because of issue.

“Those with National Bank accounts, check your balances regularly…ndalama zikutengedwa mma accounts. Yesterday about 4 cases at the court.

“Surprisingly it’s an inside cartel bcz others are in jail as I am talking. The relative whom I posted a story on my page and whose 2.8 million went missing with a balance of about 5.7 kulibe kalikonse..,” reads part of his post.

Ignatius Kamwanje arrested over Facebook post

Insiders said after police investigated the issue following a complaint from the bank, they found that no one from the bank had been arrested in connection with the issue that Kamwanje was alleging or any other issue connected to missing customers’ money and that is why they invited Kamwanje to Lilongwe Police Station to explain.

One social media commentator cautioned people to be responsible on social media.

“I think this is a big lesson to everyone, people should be responsible on what they post on social media, otherwise these are the consequences,” he said.

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Justice for all
Justice for all
13 days ago

Stupidness of the highest level social media especially Facebook is all fake so u don’t post real issues in the there put only ur fake face

Ginimbi, the illuminate, the likes of Bushiri

No bank will accept any financial malpractice of their employees because this will discourage their clients’ trust towards the bank which eventually leads to a mass loss of customers, the police was to investigate the missing money from clients allegations not the arrest of the bank’s employees, that’s Malawi for you, incompetency and crookedness, left, right and centre!

Nene
Nene
14 days ago

Isn’t it too early to conclude that the guy was lying? Have we heard from what he actually had to tell police? Arrest does not always mean wrong doing – so I would rather wait if he can substantiate his claims. Having said this; the advice should be: Kamwanje should have reported the matter to the police other than posting on the social media.

Ernest Nyirenda
Ernest Nyirenda
14 days ago

Zoopsatu bola akhale ndi evidence

Nyirenda Tobious
Nyirenda Tobious
14 days ago

Let him be rewarded for his outdated behavior, how does a grown man like him post lies of other people?? Just to dent their names or what, he has to held accountable for his childish actions for it to be a lesson to us all

Don Master
Don Master
14 days ago

That’s a good lesson.

Mbwidza
Mbwidza
14 days ago

Very irresponsible man. Mkulu wa mpingo kumapanga post ma unverified stories choncho? You have to find out his motives during the questioning. Might review some hidden agendas.

Useless man.

Ali Palimandi
14 days ago

I like Facebook and gossip. It’s my best life.

Bondo
Bondo
14 days ago

Whatever the guy was trying to say, there is an element of truth to this. I am a national bank customer and I see random withdrawals that they fail to explain I call. When we save our money with you it based on trust that it will e safe. Unexplained charges and withdrawals are theft whether done by the bank or individuals within the bank. About three years ago an employee would have swindled thousands of kwacha from my account if I did not keep an eye on transactions. I let people know what the guy had done and there… Read more »

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