Zim woman cons Mutharika and allies MK80m

The story seems plucked from Nollywood but it’s not fiction. A scrupulous Zimbabwean woman is at large after she swindled embattled Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika, his Malawian business partner Edwin Bhagwanji and some Asians of MK80 million through a ‘shell’ Oil company, Nyasa Times can reveal.

Malawi Police have since enlisted the help of Interpol to nab the woman (name withheld), according to our sources at Police Area 30 Headquarters in Lilongwe.

The company called EDKOMOIL, which stands for Mutharika and Edwin was formed because of her callous and convincing proposal.

Mutharika: Swindled

“Once she launched the company and once the money was available, she bolted with it

leaving a list of creditors for Mutharika and his allies to sort out and the company can’t start operations,” sources said.

But presidential spokesperson Hetherwick Ntaba was tight lipped when contacted for official comment expressing ignorance on the issue.

Sources disclosed to Nyasa Times that the woman, who came to Malawi some few months ago, managed through her highly placed contacts in the Mutharika government, to successfully register a ‘shell’ company which subsequently got awarded an Oil Importation Licence.

Like the biblical Delilah, the woman got access to President Mutharika through his niece Tino Nyoni.

Invoking the President’s name like a magic wand, the trickster rented offices at Mpatsa House along Chilambula Road through Estate Agents, Bwaila Properties. Nothing was paid here and the offices have since been sealed.

And to furnish her rented Area 43/2/7 house, the trickster went to Carnival Furniture and managed to get everything she wanted without even spending a Tambala.

For her frequent sojourns, the woman rented a Silver BMW on promise to buy it but she just wrecked it and parked it at Touchline Services for maintenance while she bolted.

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