‘Money has exchanged hands’: Police shielding landgates suspects

Money is reported to have exchanged hands in the top brass of the Malawi Police Services  and suspects implicated in the  landgate scandal where a syndicate has been busted for illegal acquiring of land are now being shielded by the cops.

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

Police in Lilongwe arrested three senior officers from the Ministry of Lands Housing and Urban Development and an Asian businessman on allegations that they were forging signatures and produce lease documents.

The law enforcers also raided  Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development headquarters.

Those arrested were Ahmed Abubooker Istiaq, Flemings Chifombo, Diverson Mlozi and Rose Ajasi.

However, few days later, all were out on Police Bail with no specific charges.

This contravenes what President Peter Mutharika instructed that all suspects  under landgate should be prosecuted and be charged for the sake of sanity.

Recently, Police also arrested Mustag Mahomed, Chifuniro Simumbe and lawyer Umahu Mataka on the same syndicate while Alex Mawaya was still on the run.

The syndicate has been discovered after President Mutharika had directed the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development to attend to a lot of complaints on double land allocations and issuing of illegal certificates and deeds, according to Principal Secretary in the ministry of land Joseph Mwandidya.

Mwandidya could not comment why that matter is stalling and suspects left scot free.

Police spokesman James Kadadzera was coy to comment on the matter.

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3 years ago

Again our Police on the wrong side. Why why our reformed men in uniform are the worst looters ndiye anthu akakuthamangitsani kuti palibe chomwe mumawathandiza a Malawi pakachitika kanthu ndiye mudzitsutsa?

3 years ago

ndiye aja pitala anati awagwilewa awagwila??????????
nsete zaculuka pa mw pano

3 years ago

Corruption, corruption, corruption!
Is it any wonder that we are one of the poorest nation?
Never liked Kamuzu’s dictatorship, but admittedly he never allowed civil servants to steal from government coffers; that was unforgivable offence, yet it seems to be commonplace today.
Government has completely failed to deal with this vice, mainly
because ACB is toothless just as leadership seems to be clueless.
The silver lining is that the future government will never steal from taxpayers as is being done today…we will have our eyes watching right from the start.

3 years ago

Everywhere is a crime scene in Malawi

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