Lutepo falls ill after arrest on tax avasion: In hospital

Chief Cashgate suspect Oswald Lutepo was nabbed by Police on Monday for tax evasion charges and became seriously ill after being arrested.

He was rushed to Kamuzu Central Hospital in the evening for suspected high blood pressure.

Lutepo:  Chief suspect in cashgate

Lutepo: Chief suspect in cashgate

Nyasa Times reported Friday that public tax collector, Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) obtained an arrest warrant for Lutepo l for tax evasion.

He came out f his “hiding” place on Monday to surrender himself to police where he was formally arrested and got ill. He was taken to the hospital where he was admitted.

A hospital attendant at KCH has confided to Nyasa Times that Lutepo got there in police ambulance “unconscious.”

There was a surprise presence of some top government officials at the hospital where Lutepo was being treated.

MRA suspects an evading tax of about K1.8 billion (about $3.6m) from 2011 to 2014. The alleged evasion relates to non-payment of value-added tax (VAT) and income tax.

Lutepo said he will give details in how “tax has been embezzled and continue to be embezzled, I know the process and I am ready to disclose.”

MRA working jointly with Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) and Financial Intelligence Unit are following the leads in the billions paid by Malawi Defence Force through cashgate tainted contracts.

Two companies, International Procurement Services and OG Construction, owned by Lutepo pocketed $6.2-million. Lutepo is being tried by the high court on charges of laundering, theft and attempted murder.

He also answers perjury charge after admitted that he lied in court under oath in cashgate case.

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Daniel Gondwe

It is @ criticle point now. live him! otherwise we might endup loosing him, of which we wont achieve anything!


All guys out there at MRA who dealt with Lutepo in this act should be at large now now otherwise Lutepo will reveal everything. Lutepo will break a suicidal bomb.yes bomba la timke nanu. Ask JB about Lutepo’s lips. Zafika povutatu zinthu. Alutepo kusangalala konse nkutheratu. Ndikumva kukoma bwanji.


MRA mwalakwa kumumanga munthuyu coz apa mupweteketsa ma officers anu onse a VAT ma deal ose amapanga limodzi ndiye mutani

Chatty Man

Actor samafa. Iwe Lutepo usatinyase wamva? Am keeping an eye on you!stop ur nonsense.Enough.

Poor man feel it

Satana wamkulu and mzake ndi Bakili Muluzi. Adayamba ndi Bakili kuthawira mzipatala. Koma ziliko. Wina anali Goodall Gondwe.


Top gvt officials?what were they doing?Are they doctors.Akumutumadi.munthuyu.Lets not trust him.

typical crook

DPP gurus if indeed you were seen with Lutepo the killer at the hospital, then you are the fooliest on the land. And the long arm of law will catch with you guys out there. I mean if there is a rumor that you do play your balls over somebody’s wife you do not touch her buttocks during day and publicly unless you are just a useless newbie in the game, of which DPP you are not one. Why eating with the sinner? Are you Jesus? Possibly judgement is not yours.


wadzimbidwa Lutepoyo, amupatse magnesium


Mwayi ukapezeka zidyeni ndalamazo kuti mukhute nokha, mimbazo zidzimbidwe, ife tatopa nazo tazolowera kholowa inu ofuna kudya bwinononu tafunani ndithu zokomazo.

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