The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested three police officers on allegations of graft.
The bureau has since charged each officer with two counts of corrupt practices by a public officer and abuse of office contrary to the Corrupt Practices Act.
ACB in a statement on Friday said Inspector Gusto Yobe of Anti-Motor Vehicle Theft Unit working at the Central Region Headquarters allegedly solicited K15 000, but received K11 000 from Shaibu Yusuf.
The statement said ACB acted on a complaint received in October 2008. The money, according to ACB senior public relations officer Egrita Ndala, was allegedly paid to Yobe to assist in the matter in which Yusufâ€™s stolen vehicle was recovered.
Â â€œOn 1st August, 2012, the Anti- Corruption Bureau arrested Gusto Yobe. He was taken to the Lilongwe Magistrateâ€™s Court,â€ said Ndala.
She said Yobe was released on bail after depositing K5 000 to the court. He was also ordered to produce one surety bonded at K20 000 not cash and ordered to report to ACB offices every Thursdays.
Yobe is expected to appear in court on September 3 2012.
Meanwhile, ACB said it has also arrested Fredrick for allegedly receiving K31 500 in order to release a suspect on police bail.
Â â€œOn 24th July 2012, the ACB arrested Fredrick Kasuzumire. He was taken to the Lilongwe Magistrateâ€™s Court. He was charged with one count of corrupt practices by public officer, one count of abuse of officeÂ and one count of cheating contrary to Section 24 (1) and 25B(1) of the Corrupt Practices Act and Section 321 of the Penal Code respectively,â€ said Ndala.
Ndala said Kasuzumire was granted bail after being bonded at K5 000, producing one reliable surety bonded at K30 000 and was also ordered to report to ACB offices once every month.
Another police officer, Ted Mahwayo, based at Chikhwawa Police Station was also arrested for allegedly soliciting and receiving K1 100 from 13 villagers in order for the police officer to investigate a criminal matter.
Mahwayo was arrested on July 27 and was taken to Chikhwawa Magistrateâ€™s Court where he was charged with two counts of corrupt practices by public officer and one count of abuse of office contrary to the Corrupt Practices Act.
Mahwayo was granted bail after being bonded at K10 000 not cash. He was also asked to produce two reliable sureties bonded at K5 000 not cash and that he should report to Chikhwawa Magistrateâ€™s Court every first Friday of the month.