The Lilongwe Magistrate Court has ordered the deportation of an Indian national Mohammad Torif Patel and Bangladesh national Abdul Aziz after they were caught trying to sneak into the country illegally.
The court on Monday found Patel guilty of aiding and abetting illegal entry of Aziz contrary to Section 36 (1) of the Malawi’s Immigration Act.
Aziz was found guilty for illegal entry into Malawi contrary to Section 21(1) of the same Immigration Act.
Both were fined K100,000 each or in default serve six months Imprisonment With Hard Labour (IHL), the paid the fine.
The court also ordered Patel And Aziz to be deported.
The two were arrested on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 together with a Malawian citizen Abdula Ismail Kachalya who was fined by the court K200,000 or serve 10 months in default for aiding and abetting the two foreigners.
Kachalya paid the fine.
According to court documents, Immigration Assistant, Geof Malikula who is also deputy Public Relations Officer (Kamuzu International Airport Immigration Department, the three were arrested at the airport when they wanted to beat the Immigration system.
Malikula said the three posed as domestic passengers but alert Immigration officers on duty managed to corner them when they noted their boarding passes and comparing passengers’ manifest for both domestic and international flights of that day.