A week after Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) investigators pounced on Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) director general Godfrey Itaye for top level corruption, he has reportedly given Fiscal Police a sweetener to arrest and harrass on trumped up charges his deputy Francis Biasika, who he suspects has incriminating evidence against the Macra boss, Nyasa Times can reveal.
Fiscal Police sources confided in Nyasa Times that Itaye instructed head of Fiscal Police Assistant Commissioner Isaac Norman to assign Inspector Josephh Nkuna to arrest Bisika on frivolous charges, to ensure that eputy director general is silenced.
Bisika sued Macra after his contract was unceremoniously terminated under Itayes orders. The High Court granted Bisika an injunction, which Itaye ignored, bragging he is untouchable.
Itaye miserably failed to find the alleged evidence after grabbing Bisikas personal laptop and printer.
Last year Assistant Commissioner Norman was paid up to K600 000 to influence the arrest of Macra Procurement Manager Aitone Chandiyang’ana on suspicion that he had leaked documentary evidence incriminating Itayes dubious contracts including the Mohliteni General dealers Led TVs 55 ins. Cartrack, Geneset, the K135 million calendars contracts, among others.
Another controversial dubious contract is the Consolidated ICT Regulatory Management System (Cirms) , dubbed ‘the spy machine’ by its critics, which Cabinet Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa has been collecting millions of dollars but declares only 5 percent to the ruling Democrtaic Progressive Party (DPP).
Police Inspector Nkuna of Fiscal Police refused to divulge more details about what to charge Bisika, but confirmed summoning him for questioning.
“We are interested to question him on something we are investigating,” he said.
Itaye’s office denied having issued instructions to the Fiscal Police, according to Deputy Director of Administration Henry Macheso.
Macheso facilitated provision of fuel for the fiscal police when they arrested Chandiyanga by providing full tank to a Ficasl official vehicle.
Fiscal Police head Norman is a personal friend to Itaye a, fellow Seventh Day Adventist and church elder who he has been using to harass anyone suspected to pose any leakage to incriminating evidence of naked corruption at Macra.
Macra boss has currently traveled to Barcelona on duty as his police are harassing his deputy.
Bisika, who is currently in Lilongwe, switched off his mobile phone after being introduced the impending arrest.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :