Police in Blantyre have released former Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) director general Godfrey Itaye on police bail.
Itaye was arrested on Tuesday by Fiscal Police Department for alleged abuse of office and fraud.
National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera, in an interview yesterday, confirmed Itaye’s release on Wednesday night.
He said: “Yes, he is not in police cell. He has been released on police bail.”
But Kadadzera could not give details of the bail conditions and when Itaye will appear in court.
However, police sources indicate that Itaye, who in June this year was deployed to Lilongwe Water Board as chief executive officer, was released on police bail at 8.30pm on Wednesday.
Kadadzera earlier told The Nation that Itaye is expected to answer charges related to abuse of office and fraud which he allegedly committed while he was at Macra.
Itaye was on Wednesday afternoon taken to Fiscal Police for questioning and was expected to be taken to court, but police failed to take him to court as the questioning ended late.
Police sources said Itaye was being interrogated about the procurement of K135 million Macra calendars contract and procurement of then governing Democratic Progressive Party cloth by the authority, among others.