Malawi Court revokes bail for K201mil Cashgate  suspsect: Chikondi Chimutu re-arrested

The High Court in Lilongwe on Monday  revoked bail an ordered re-arrest  Cashgate suspect Chikondi Chimutu after he failed to show up for court trial without giving reasons.

Judge Charles Mkandawire: Revoked bail
Judge Charles Mkandawire: Revoked bail

Presiding judge Charles Mkandawire ordered  Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) deputy director Reyneck Matemba, prosecuting, to hunt for Chimutu so that he could be dragged to court.

“Look for him, find him and have him arrested because no reasons have been given for his abscence,” said Mkandawire.

The judge said the re-arrest of Chimutu will serve  as a  lesson to peope  who choose to stay away from courts for not reason.

Chimutu, who is representing himself,  is charged alongside 14 civil servants after the third accused.

In the case, Cornelius Kaphamtengo and 13 others are being accused of stealing and sharing among themselves K201 million ($358 929) in 2011 from the then Ministry of Elderly and Disability Affairs through the Accountant General’s Office.court

The charges against the 14 suspects range from theft, money laundering, abuse of office and conspiracy to committing a felony.

The alleged looting of public funds took place between November 1 2010 and June 30 2011 and centred around Ministry of Elderly and Disability Affairs through the Accountant General’s office.

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mwahenga
mwahenga
4 years ago

Can Nyasa editors look into that!

Moses Makoko
Moses Makoko
4 years ago

Eish! Another poor journolism ethics on display here! The picture above should be of the suspect and not the judge. Why are you putting the judge in the more spotlight than the suspect? Mesa ofunika mbavayo tiidziwe kuti tithandize kuigwira?

kantini
kantini
4 years ago
Reply to  Moses Makoko

KOma ndipo inu….picture shud have been of the suspect not judge. kkkkk

Chamwaka
Chamwaka
4 years ago
Reply to  Moses Makoko

Makwana man, ikani picture ya mbava tiotche basi

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