Malawi Police arrest man over bribing Magistrate

Police in Salima district have arrested a 41-year-old man, Anthony Mphatso for allegedly attempting to bribe a court magistrate.

Manjolo:   Bribery allegations
Manjolo: We afre holding Mphatso for bribery allegations

Mphatso, still in police custody, has been charged with Official Corruption contrary to Section 90 (b) of the Penal Code.

He is alleged to have wanted to bribe Alex Kamtiki, First Grade Magistrate at Salima Magistrates Court.

The suspect is said to have offered Kamtiki money amounting to K40,000.00 to influence a ruling in a land dispute case the magistrate is handling.

”On 28 August, 2015 the suspect approached Mr.Alex Kamtiki,58, and wanted to bribe him with money. The Magistrate is handling a land case between the suspect and Mr. Swagy Jordan,38,” explained National police Public Relations Officer, Rhoda Manjolo.

Jordan dragged Mphatso to court for encroaching on his commercial plot at Nsangu Trading centre in the district, and the case was to be held on 31 August, 2015.

”Before the said date the suspect went to the home of the magistrate and offered him money so that he rules the case in his favour. The magistrate reported the matter to police who arrested the suspect,” Manjolo added.

Mphatso hails from Thawani village, T/A Maganga in the district.

According to Chapter 10 of the Penal Code (Corruption and the abuse of office), Official Corruption offence attracts a three-year jail term.

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witz
witz
5 years ago

Eti tiziti a mejestrate ndi a chilungamo pa malawi pano chilungamo palibe kungoti ndalamayo inachepa.

Wangwingwe
5 years ago

It could be that the magistrate has been receiving those bribes for a long time but this one came with the little amount had it been that he went with more than k150,000.00 than he disclose the matter,the question is how came for the suspect to know that when ever u go to with bribes to the magistrate he may favour u?link is http://www.courtofficials.com

Biswel
Biswel
5 years ago

A Mphatso mwatani mutichititse manyazi apa malo aja sianu

Martin mavado khozombah
Martin mavado khozombah
5 years ago

A malawi kuzolowera ziphuphu.. ngat amapeleka MWK40,000 kwa magistrate it means malo siake amafuna kubanso.. ameneyo asatuluke… mbuzi ya munthu.

Judge wamkulu
Judge wamkulu
5 years ago

What would the magistrate do with k40,000 these days?The amount was too small for him to risk his job.Ikanakhala 1 million kwacha he would have cello taped his mouth.

ma hope a stella gwengweya
ma hope a stella gwengweya
5 years ago

how the hell can this be proven? is there video evidence? was a recording of the attempted transaction made? isn’t this straight up heresay? is that a woman in the photo?

amalawi mumamangidwa ndi zauchitsilu bwanji. wake up and smell the coffee! no evidence, no crime. palibe mlandu apa, unless a reporter alembawo ndi a MIJ and can’t write a sensible article

chatonda
chatonda
5 years ago

The majestrate has revealed because the amount was small. Stop cheating the nation. But congrats for the demonstration of a corrupt free judiciary

Prodigalson
5 years ago

Amphatso ngati malowo sianu,asiyeni basi.

captain
captain
5 years ago

Zachita kutani kukana ndalama ma magistrate aku Malawi? Mupite kwa matapila eeerh inu

Wysn chipolonga
Wysn chipolonga
5 years ago

Akunamatu munthuyo guys ndizopangana zimenezo angofuna kumuzunza munthuyo, paja osauka alibe mau.

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