Former Minister of Information Henry Mussa and former director of Information Gideon Munthali will remain on remand at Maula prison after Magistrate Court in Lilongwe denied them bail on Monday afternoon.
Nyasa Times reported on Sunday that Police in Lilongwe arrested Mussa and Munthali on allegations that they stole computers and gensets at the Ministry.
National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera confirmed the arrest of the two.
According to Kadadzera, the equipment, 10 desktop computers and three gensets, was a donation from the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) made in 2019.
The suspects on Monday appeared before Lilongwe Magistrate court where they were formally charged.
Through their lawyers, they applied for bail but making his ruling, Senior Resident Magistrate Vice Nyimba refused to release them to allow State to complete its investigations.
Nyimba has since given State 7 days to complete its investigations.
They two are expected to answer several charges including theft by public servant.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :