Malawi govt top brass shielding Chifomboti embroiled in illegal public land sales

One of the three government officials from the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development who were arrested for allegedly being involved in fraudulent sale of public land has been left scot free without being charged following pressure from some powerful  government official including some State House officials, Nyasa Times can reveal.

Mwandidya: The syndicate has been discovered after  President Peter Mutharika had directed  the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development to attend to a lot of complaints

The three, Flemings Chifomboti, Diverson Mlozi and Rose Ajasi, were arrested last week by police in for allegedly forging signatures and producing fake lease documents to fraudulently sell public land.

They have allegedly being doing this in connivance with some crooked   businessmen, Mustag Mohammed.

According to an insider privy to the information of what is happening, there is enormous pressure from some very powerful individuals on the  acting Inspector General of Police, Duncan Mwapasa to halt the investigation and let Chifomboti off the hook for reasons that  cannot  be immediately explained.

The source said the acting Inspector General of Police is being pestered with calls to suspend the investigation of the Ministry of Land official for strange reasons.

“Apparently, Chifomboti is the one who has also been facilitating and selling of some prime land to some very powerful individuals at State House and it is the view of these people that arresting and investigating him by the Police may reveal some toxic information about their involvement in corrupt land deals.

“This powerful  ring is at the centre of some corrupt land deals across the country worth many billions of Kwacha and that is the information they would not want to land in the public domain,” said the source.

President Peter Mutharika recently directed that  the land selling syndicate  must be busted following  the arrest  last months by police of seven people in Lilongwe who created a parallel lands office and fraudulently sold six plots in Lilongwe for K550 million to some unsuspecting Malawians. This forced PS in the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Mwandidya to admit that the land department is indeed rotten with corruption.

According to the source, the cracking down on the land syndicate was a good beginning, and it was a step in the right direction when Chifomboti and his two colleagues from the Ministry of Lands were arrested last week because he is the one who is alleged to have been central in the fraudulent public land transactions.

“But what is happening now is a case of three steps forward and two steps backwards because the instructions that are coming from State House will clearly throw spanners in the works of justice over corruption at the Ministry of Lands,”  the source said.

Chifomboti is currently on bail but the source added that it is often the duty of police to comprehensively investigate cases like these and hand over a rich docket of evidence to the court so that the culprit is tried and a conviction secured.

He added that it is this investigation part by the police, which is being deliberately derailed to favour Chifomboti and his State House minders.

Added the source: “Mwapasa will most certainly oblige and curve in to the demand of the State House ring, but that would directly go against President Mutharika’s directive and spirit to fight corruption.

“It will also mean that Malawians will not get to know the other deals that Chifomboti has so far facilitated for these powerful people and their business friends. I can assure you, the deals are astronomical.”

It remains to be seen whether Chifomboti will be comprehensively investigated and prosecuted and whether his case will be successfully brought to its logical conclusion in view of pressure from State House to drop the investigation.

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Hanif Karim
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Hanif Karim

Thats it folks this is democracy, when a black Malawian commits an offence they put him in prison but when a Mwenye commits an offence he is let free to rob the poor Malawians. Please wake up Malawians these foreigners are in Africa to rob you to the last penny like the Guptas in South Africa.
Wake up Wake up

BWITOTO
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BWITOTO

Aaaaah!!!!………………..Mavuto alipo….

stumpy
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stumpy

Zimathela momo mfunseni jane ansah kuti tippex supplier anali ndani ku mec? Zungulizunguli mpaka Peter mutharika pampando mavuto awa ngogawana anthuawo ndiamodzi Malawi ali pa chiopyezo. Joyce Banda zinamvuta chifukwa choulula asosoli. Muluzi bingu anali nuuuh, a tippex ndiawa.tiyeninazo bwana dpp woyeeeh

Omex70
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Omex70

All cadets will not make any commment on this matter. Pano pali zii ngati sanawerenge nkhaniyi. Ikanakhala nkhani ina bwenzi patasefukira with stupid comments pano.

Alfred Minjo
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Alfred Minjo

Why commenting nonsense? Who said the dude is not going to be investigated? Do not express your opinions. Let the law take its course. Ngati mulibe zokamba, just shut your mouth and go to hell.

Balatimeyo
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Balatimeyo

Ufumu ukadzatha adzapheka khoswe……mizimu ya olira ikadzalusa mtendere watha

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Ndi anthu ongolakwitsa zinthu a DPP ndipo tikunya nawo mpaka kudzalichotsa boma iliri pa mpando basi. Akuba mbali zonse ndipo sakusiyapo malo ai!

Kholowa
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Kholowa

The only way is for the malawians to take matters into their own hands full stop

Alfred Minjo
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Alfred Minjo

Go and try…you will have the consequences my friend

Jackeroo john
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Jackeroo john

What consequence ?don’t under estimate the people power …We can take you head on anytime of the day …Mantha palibenso

Matcheso
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Dpp full of wicked minds !

Wezzie
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Wezzie

Only senseless people still love DPP. You have seen what is happening now, its like a kindergarten where children go to school without knowing why they do so. U expect people like Ben Phiri, Mchacha, Vuwa to be ministers in Malawi? That’s a fallacy. Malawian wake up if u want this nation not to be destroyed by these useless bandits

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

Chembwiye che Muthalika u mean u cannot uproot a tooth decay right inside ur mouth? Kumawasiya akuba kumachita operate nyumba mwanu momwemo ndithu? Aaaaah! Bwana President simukutithandiza or ndipang’ono mpomwe ntheradi.