As courts continue trying and convicting people over Cashgate, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday arrested one more suspect linked to the plundering of Capital Hill funds.
ACB senior public relations officer Egrita Ndala said yesterday they arrested Jimmy Mbuliro for allegedly receiving payments from the Malawi Government (Pensions and Gratuities Account) and Accountant General without offering any services to government.
Mbuliro, trading as Jipone Enterprises, was arrested after the graft-busting body instituted investigations into the matter and established some payments were indeed made to him.
Said Ndala: “On 5th October 2011 the ACB received a complaint alleging that public servants were making huge payments to companies owned by themselves or their colleagues for services not offered to government. We instituted investigations into the matter and established that some payments were made to Mr. Jimmy Mbuliro.”
She said Mbuliro would be taken to court once the bureau is done with recording a statement from him.
According to Ndala, the suspect may be charged with two counts of corruptly obtaining an advantage contrary to Section 26(1) of the Corrupt Practices Act, two counts of money laundering contrary to Section 35 (1) (c) of the Money Laundering, Proceeds of Serious Crimes and Terrorist Financing Act and two counts of theft contrary to Section 278 of the Penal Code.
Several public servants and businesspersons have already been arrested and are answering various charges in connection to Cashgate while others have already been convicted and are serving their sentences. In addition to this, the courts have recovered K86 million from some of the cashgate convicts.