Former Malawi Defence Force (MDF) commander general Henry Odillo (retired) and his then deputy Clement Kafuwa spend a second night in custody following their arrests by the Anti-Corruption Bureau on Monday which is yet to take them to court.
The two were arrested for authorising payments for goods and services amounting to K1.9 billion paid to Thuso Investments which were allegedly not delivered.
The two have been charged with three counts of abuse of public office contrary to Section 25(b)(1) of the Corrupt Practices Act; negligence by public officer in preserving money or any other property contrary to Section 284(1) of the Penal Code; and, money laundering contrary to Section(1)(d) of the Money Laundering, Proceeds of Serious Crimes and Terrorist Financing Act.
Odillo and Kafuwa are yet to enter their plea.
ACB senior public relations officer Egrita Ndala said in an interview today the two will only appear in court after the bureau has taken their statements, but could not specify when.
She said: “We will take their statements soon and it is only after then that they can appear in court. I don’t know when they will appear in court though. For their whereabouts, you will need to ask police.”
Police sources told Nation Online today that the two were being held at Area 3 Police Station in Lilongwe.
Read more about this developing story in tomorrow’s edition of The Nation.