The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested three Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) officials in Blantyre, namely; Roza Mbilizi (Former Deputy Commissioner General), Fredrick Mpeusa (Former Manager for Customs and Excise) and Abigail Kawamba (Deputy Commissioner, Enforcement and Operations), the graft fighting body announces in a statement.
The statement signed by ACB’s publicist, Egrita Ndala, says the development follows an allegation that the Bureau received on 7 July 2020 that some individuals were abusing the former President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika’s tax identification number (TPIN).
Frederick Mpeusa arrested alongside Mbilizi
ACB says the investigation which commenced in August 2020 established that the three were
facilitating duty-free clearance of various imported goods under CPC 418 belonging to the
“They are likely to be charged with abuse of office contrary to Section 25B (1) as read with Section 34 of the Corrupt Practices Act and neglect of duty contrary to Section 121 of the Penal Code,” reads the statement in part.
“The suspects will be taken to Court after the Bureau has interviewed them,” ends the statement. – MBC Online Services.