Fiscal police last Thursday arrested private practice lawyer Patron Ndhlovu on suspicion of obtaining money by false pretence.
He was picked alongside Blantyre first grade magistrate Kondani Chinangwa.
In separate interviews, Malawi Police Service spokesperson James Kadadzera and Mlenga Mvula of Judiciary confirmed the arrests, but both kept under wraps details of the offence or offences the two suspects committed.
“I can confirm that he [Magistrate Chinangwa] was indeed picked for questioning and later released on bail, but I have no further information because I am yet to be briefed by authorities,” said Mvula on Monday.
Yesterday, the National Police spokesperson Kadazera said Chinangwa and Ndhlovu of Makuta and Company were granted bail after appearing before Lilongwe Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Said Kadadzera: “They were arrested last Thursday and taken to court where they were granted bail.”
According to court documents of criminal case number 406/17 The Nation has seen, Ndhlovu was charged with three counts of alleged intentions to deceive and defraud a company of over K5 million.
Details of Chinangwa’s charges were not readily available as we went to press yesterday.
Ndhlovu, 38, is one of the two legal practitioners Malawi Law Society (MLS) disciplinary committee recommended for disbarment and prosecution.