Police commissioner Bottoman charged with fraud, abuse of office: Kachingwe on forgery charge

The central region police commissioner Innocent Botomani has been formally charged together with another police officer Grant Kachingwe in connection to K2.7 billion contract to supply rations to the police force.

Bottoman: Charged

The two were picked by Anti-Corruption Bureau  (ACB) on questioning on Wednesday together with controversial businessman Zameer Karim , the head of Pioneer Investments which won the tender in 2015 and is also facing charges.

Botomani, who was police head of finance at the time of the transaction, is charged with fraud, abuse of office and acquiring proceeds of crime.

He is accused of uttering false documents which the magistrate said he presented to CDH  Investment  Bank to enable Karim’s firm to access a loan.

Bottoman is also accused of abuse of office contrary to Section 25 (B) (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act (CPA) while serving as director of finance at  Police  headquarters.

He is alleged to have unilaterally made an undertaking and commitment to CDH Investment Bank to facilitate a loan to Pioneer Investments and that Police would pay for the businessperson.

Bottoman is also accused of acquiring proceeds of crime amounting to K466 million.

While Kachingwe,  a police superintendent will face a forgery charge over the affair.

He allegedly forged a document which allowed Karim to acces the said loan from CDH Investment Bank.

Chief resident magistrate Violet Palikena Chipawo granted Bottoman and Kachingwe bail on cash bonds of K250 000 each.

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Kaliati and innocent bottoman are not from same father but their fathers were brothers so they are cousins if u like to call them so . Bottoman joined police and got promotions like any other policeman . All his colleagues are either commissioners, assistant comm or Deputy commissioners . He didnt get promotion coz of kaliati . He became senior police officer before kaliati became a minister . He got into this as an individual and its not witch hunting . He committed the sin. He is not UTM infact he is DPP . Yalakwa iyi basi but dont bring… Read more »

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lol

praying for this nation

Ndaonavino
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Ndaonavino

How can someone who had siphoned MK2.1 billion from government account given a bail of MK250,000 only? Mbava kumverana chisoni

Achiswe
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Perhaps he needs now to change his name from ‘Innocent’?

Maliko
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Maliko

Aaah, ife timadabwatu. Nchifukwa chake Mkazi wake amati wapita wapitanso ku China kuka shopper. Kani ndi ndalama zakuba. Pepani.

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Name

He has risen through the ranks undeservedly to become Commissioner from a mere bar tender at Police College because of Patricia Kaliati…

Dziko
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Dziko

Alongo awo a Kaliati lero ndi izi iwo akuchita phokoso la UTM achimwene akukwizingidwa

Hotlips
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Hotlips

The article fails to mention that Botomani is a brother to Akweni, SG of UTM…I trust it’s not deliberate!

Msasa
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Msasa

Inunso nzeru ndiye mulibetu. This story came way before UTM was born.

nkhatabay
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Awa nawoso zeru alipe mutu mwawo zukugwizana bwanji ndi UTM

Kaitano
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Kaitano

But the explanation is just straight here! Is there anything strange by UTM or what so ever?

Name
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Name

Iweyo ndiye mbuzi….Does that take waay their relationship…They are related whether there is UTM or not…Mbuzi mano basi…

Al-Fayeed
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Al-Fayeed

Pamene zimachitika Akweni anali komweko tu koma.

Zoona
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Zoona

Of coz zikusonyezabe kuti UTM is rotten to the core. Ngati kuli wabwino ngati? Wina ndi uyo chiledzelere akuchitika ghost worker yo.

Weretethe
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Weretethe

Shut up!

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