Two who defrauded BWB K128mil escapes Malawi: Parallel account at Nebank had cheques from State House, Police

Two suspects expected to have defrauded Blantyre Water Board (BWB) K128 million –  Brian Makote and Obina Liwonde – have escaped the country after using Mwanza border post to  get out to Mozambique and are reportedly now hiding in South Africa.

another form of cashgate

Makote, who was working as a debt collector at BWB, and Liwonde a plumber, reportedly opened a parallel bank account in the name of the water board at the Nedbank Malawi Limited, Blantyre Branch.

After a suspicious K150 million was deposited and K128 cashed from the account, opened as a ‘Welfare Fund’,   Fiscal police launched investigations on the matter, according to Blantyre Police Station spokeswoman Elizabeth Divala.

The account has deposits of cheques from State Residences and Malawi Police Services amounting to K150 million. They were written  ‘Pay Blantyre Water Board’ and the suspected would add Social Welfare at the end to read ‘ Blantyre Water Board Social Welfare’.

But about K25 million was moved into FDH bank account of Multi Electricals which Police said it belongs to Liwonde.

However, Police said the two suspects are at large.

The two used Mwanza border boost to get out of the country and are now said to be in South Africa.

Their escape is said to have been assisted by prominent personalities connected to the power-that-be.

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Bwana President plz put another commission of inquiry zawonjedza mu ma water board. Kwina ndi kuja anthu ayamwa bibi mwa kathithi. Malawi afikapo yaaa


kukaba ndalama zomwe alipira apolisi eee yalakwa bolani za ku state house


This is the inside job.The CEO and Director of Finance knows something.By the way who does the debtors reconciliation at BWB??Who checks the reconciliation at BWB??As far as I know zithu anapanga apazi mabwana awiri ndatchulawa akudziwapo kanthu and they must be suspended immediately to pave way for smooth investigations.For information sake the acting CEO Henry Bakuwa is an ex convict,he was once convicted of theft and fraud.Am 100% sure kuti wadya nawo cash imeneyi.

Gogo Chalo

I know Brian. We graduated together. He was a very good guy until he met his wife i am not sure if they are still together but the wife was such a Gold digger okonda ndalama too much. You could see on his face kuti nkuluyu akupanikizika since the coloured wife came into the picture. I can’t completely blame the wife for this. A crime is a crime and a criminal is a criminal but sometimes the wives we marry will contribute either positively or negatively to our lives.

Talimba Dakamau

The name sounds like that of a sister of Vilera Liwonde, Principal Investigator at the ACB Anti Corruption Bureau. Liwonde is a sadist, cruel and crude at heart. I wonder what he is thinking right now. We know you asked your friends at Fiscal Police and Immigration to help your Sister escape.

How does it feel now? That your own blood is on the run from fraud something which stirs alot of hatred and ill-will in you? SHAME ON YOU VILERA LIWONDE!

To me it simply means someone is not doing his work at BWB or they are part of the scheme.How would the whole CEO and Director of Finance fail to detect that untill fiscal police uncover the deal.MK150 million is alot of cash and komwe ma cheque amachokela for sure Director of Finance anakadziwa.Dont they do reconciliation at BWB??Am not surprised with this because the acting CEO of BWB Henry Bakuwa is an ex convict and am very sure he has a hand in all this.he is a very big crook,he was convicted because of fraud.Suspend him and his Finance… Read more »
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