Brian Makote, who allegedly swindled Blantyre Water Board (BWB) of K128 million and fled the country with his accomplice Obina Liwonde is to be surrendered to Malawi where he faces fraud charges after being arrested by Interpol in Botswana .
Assistant Commissioner of Police Isaac Norman confirmed of the arrest of Makote the office of the Director of Public Prosecution DPP has already started facilitating the extradition of the suspect from Botswana to Malawi.
Makote, who was working as a debt collector at BWB, and Liwonde a plumber, allegedly opened a parallel bank account in the name of the water board at the Nedbank Malawi Limited, Blantyre Branch.
After a suspicious K150 million was deposited and K128 cashed from the account, opened as a ‘Welfare Fund’, Fiscal police launched investigations on the matter, according to Blantyre Police Station spokeswoman Elizabeth Divala.
The account has deposits of cheques from State Residences and Malawi Police Services amounting to K150 million. They were written ‘Pay Blantyre Water Board’ and the suspected would add Social Welfare at the end to read ‘ Blantyre Water Board Social Welfare’.
But about K25 million was moved into FDH bank account of Multi Electricals which Police said it belongs to Liwonde.
Makote and Liwonde used Mwanza border post to get out of the country .Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :