Malawi Police suspect internal arrangement in MRA computers theft

As investigations into the theft of nine computers at the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) are still in progress, some employers are suspected to have connived with the security guards to steal the gadgets from the tax collecting body’s auditing department.

Gondwa: An internal arrangement
Gondwa: An internal arrangement

Four watchmen were arrested in connection with the theft eight desktop computers, one laptop, seven key boards and a few litres of diesil from gen-set. They items were stolen on the night of May 19 2015.

The watchmen, currently on remand at Chichiri Prison, were on duty when the offices where broken into.

Apart from the guards, no other person has been arrested.

“The guards are being interrogated so that they can provide more information that can lead to the identification of real culprits.

“It appears it was an internal arrangement to break and steal these things. We suspect the watchmen connived with some other senior staff working within the system. So, we got hold of these watchmen to get proof from them,” said National Deputy Police spokesperson Nicolas Gondwa.

He refuted claims that the computers contained information concerning tax evasion suspects.

According to Gondwa, offices that were broken into deal with small and medium taxation, claiming that issues or transactions that may be connected to Cashgate are done in other offices and not in the robbed offices.

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Romeo Hastings Bandawe
Romeo Hastings Bandawe
6 years ago

Let the watchmen reveal by any means the police can use

kawonga
6 years ago

so sad.why leaving the commisioner?

John Muchizi
John Muchizi
6 years ago

Until we stop giving important jobs to mediocre characters just because they are from our tribe or region Malawi will never get out of the vicious circle of poverty, deprivation, corruption and underdevelopment

Getu Petulo Trivia Salanje
Getu Petulo Trivia Salanje
6 years ago

Tamufunseni Joliji Mankhwarasa, Stever Kajumbo, Mbili zi and Kamo to Fire. Shupit. They know something these idiots

zvatezvera
zvatezvera
6 years ago

Kuba basi waba ndiyemweyo maugwila ku mra zausilu

Mbewe ku mphani
Mbewe ku mphani
6 years ago

Lock up the Commissioner and Kapoloma. They are most stupid people on MRA payroll.

mwana mulopwana
mwana mulopwana
6 years ago

who told you that if the country goes federal we are not going to experience these, Ask Nigeria which has got a federal type of system , you will understand that these kinds of theft is just the order of the day, We need to upgrade our thinking, the only thing to track down was to suspend one senior guy in the dept then we can unlock answers to the theft

Nyirenda
Nyirenda
6 years ago

Federation is a solution to this problem.

IS GONDWA CONTRADICTING KAPOLOMA?
IS GONDWA CONTRADICTING KAPOLOMA?
6 years ago

IS MR GONDWA CONTRADICTING MR KAPOLOMA?

chilika
chilika
6 years ago

my advice to the police is not to rush to conclusions. Remember the old guiding principle which says that in criminal investigations, all people are suspects except the investigator.

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