Malawi ex-president name not yet on Interpol list: Andekuche queries Malawi Police on existence of the warrant of arrest for Joyce Banda

Spokesman for former president Joyce Banda has said they have failed to obtain the warrant of arrest which Police disclosed it has been issued, saying there is no information of which court issued it, but Police have maintained they have the authority to arrest Banda as  they have secured a warrant of arrest from the court in relation to  her alleged involvement in cashgate-related cases.

Chanthunya: Where is the warrant of arrest

“We have no idea who issued the warrant of arrest. We have not been able to trace which court issued it,” said Chanthuny on Daybreak Malawi programm of Capital Radio.

“So this warrant if at all it exists there must be reason why they are hiding it,” said Chanthunya’

But Police public relations officer James Kadadzera informed that Lilongwe Magistrate Court issued the arrest warrant for Banda in connection with the country’s “Cashgate” corruption scandal, which involved large-scale looting of government coffers.

“ We have a warrant of arrest from the court giving police authority.Many are confusing it with court summons. The warrant of arrest if giving the police authority to effect an arrest,” Kadadzera said on Daybreak Malawi.

He maintained that Malawi fiscal and fraud police have unearthed credible evidence which raises  “reasonable suspicion” that the former president committed offences relating to abuse of office and money laundering.

Kadadzera said Police can not “serve” the warrant of arrest to any other person except “effecting it” to the one they want to arrest.

He said since Banda is outside the country, the Police have informed the International Police (Interpol) that the Malawi former leader is wanted person ” suspected of abusing her  office” in the Cashgate scandal.

Banda has been living in self-imposed exile since she lost to President Peter Mutharika in the 2014 election.

Cashgate is the biggest financial scandal in Malawi’s history and helped push Banda out of power in 2014.

That came after she ordered an audit carried by British firm RSM (foremely Baker Tilly)   which discovered that $30 million had been looted by officials in less than six months in 2013.

Dozens of civil servants, business people and politicians have since been implicated in the scam, and some have been jailed.

International donors pulled the plug on aid of around $150 million over the scandal.

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Piko
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Kadadzera wachepa nazo iziiiiiiii……suzikwanisa because an upset is coming 2019 and now you should find your place to live after that upset

Maunits
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He knows what he is doing he is a lawyer by profession and you Pido don’t know anything in law so don’t lye here leave him alone.

I love Malawi
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Kodi chanthunyayu afuna akalowe limodzi ndi aunt akewo?akufuna aone warrantyo ngati ndani iyeyo

smart
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kkkkkk umbuli uli a pido.Osadziwa kuti Chathunya is playing what role.Do you think police could let in just anybody to look for such docs. kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Pido
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The warrant of arrest, as far as my layman’s knowledge can fathom, has nothing to do with any other persons but the police. The police would hold the warrant of arrest for display to the person under arrest as evidence of authority for the arrest. Now, where is Chanthunya and PP coming in? Kulowatui m’chimbuzi cha azimayi uku. Can we, Malawians – for once, let the police perform their duties without obstruction? This is an important case that will serve as referral point for powers present and in future. Andekuche (or whatever you call yourself) can you do us a… Read more »
Mabvuto
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No wonder you r called pido, very shallow brain ,can ur police show to the concerned party, as they came openly that they have and ready to execute, osayikira yasi kumbuyo poti u belong to Dpp

mbuyanga ovahah
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Andekuche the warrant of arrest is not for you. Even if it was urs the police could only show you when executing arrest. Its not a summon. Which Law school did you go? Anyamata mwachepa apa akumenya yakumbuyo. Usova zimenezi….

Chilombo
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Chanthunya is the spokesperson for the person the warrant is issued nawenso

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