Police interdicts commissioner Bottoman, Supt Kachingwe on ration deal

The central region police commissioner Innocent Botomani and  another police officer Grant Kachingwe who are facing charged  in connection to K2.7 billion contract to supply rations to the police force following their arrest by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) have been interdicted in the Malawi Police Service.

Bottoman: Interdicted

National Police spokesman James Kadadzera confirmed the interdiction.

Kadadzera said the two are facing “administrative procedures” saying he could not indicate the terms of the interdiction.

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

Nyasa Times learnt another company Xaviar Limited UK were also accused of ration packs deal but the graft-busting body said their investigations proved there was no wrong doing with Xaviar Limited UK.

ACB director Reyneck Matemba confirmed that Xavier Limited UK is cleared “as there is no any wrong doing.”

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.

ACB has since committed the case to be transferred to the High Court from the Senior Resident Magistrate’s Court.

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Time is running out
Time is running out
1 year ago

Malawi version of The Guptas!!!

super
super
1 year ago

Operation chotsa mbava, a pumbwa, maliseche!!!

vindere
vindere
1 year ago

If you pocketed stolen money/goods/ vehicles you are an accomplice to the crime………. is the Mr Malisedche next?…….. or he will be interdicted on May 21st 2019

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
1 year ago

MUNGOLAKWIRA ANA A ENI IZI ZIMACHOKERA KUTALI ZEDI

Central
Central
1 year ago

Too late and selective justice Mr Matemba!! How about the K145m and the 5 vehicles?

Shithole
Shithole
1 year ago

Yes , atleast smite them,,, kalime and zameer karimm

MAUNITS
MAUNITS
1 year ago

Boma la kuba. Nanga che Jumo mwamusiya mwene film mulimbana ndi Botomani nanga wamagalimoto 5 ndi 145 million kwacha yo. Mpang’ono apa muona pa 21 May 2019 pompano zimeene zichitike.

njoka
njoka
1 year ago

ADVERT: Looking for a Security officer with previous experience in the Malawi Police at Commissioner level.hahahahaaaaaa!

vindere
vindere
1 year ago
Reply to  njoka

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Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
1 year ago

I read somewhre about procceds of crime. What about those who received K145 million and theire after received cars from a suspect of crime?

che nnungu
1 year ago

The ACB has forgotten the Prince of Thieves. The President too should face the hook. too. Mbava yayikulu ndi iyeyu nanga MK145 Million inkapita kuti

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