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ACB boss Chizuma released, charged on leaked audio

Chizuma in police cell at Namitete

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi Police Service has released Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director General Martha Chizuma while charged on January leaked audio.

Chizuma has been charged with making use of speech capable of prejudicing a person against a party to judicial proceedings contrary to section 131(1) d of the penal code

Her lawyer, Martha Kaukonde, says Chizuma has been formally charged in relation to the January-leaked audio purportedly between Chizuma and a yet to be identified man in which they were allegedly discussing operations of the bureau.

Kaukonde says she was not surprised to hear about the arrest.

This follows Parliament on Tuesday morning waved all standing orders to discuss the arrest of Chizuma.

Minister of Justice Titus Mvalo has told the house that Chizuma has been released unconditionally which not true.

Earlier, Rumphi East MP, Kamlepo Kalua asked Tonse Alliance government to explain reasons of Chizuma’s arrest.

Leader of the House, Richard Chimwendo Banda reacted by citing that government is digging dipper into circumstances surrounding the arrest.

Chizuma was in police custody at Namitete Police station on Tuesday morning.

She was taken from her house at around 4 am this morning in her pyjamas.

Scores of armed police officers surrounded her home with a warrant of arrest relating to the January leaked audio.

“I know what is happening. And I know why it is happening now. I have a very good idea of the timing. They should be fighting corruption. Not this,” Chizuma told Zodika online.

This morning, she came out from a police cell without shoes on.

There are unverified reports that the ACB boss was scheduled for a meeting at Kamuzu Palace this morning.

More to come….

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Lloyd M’bwana
Lloyd M’bwana
I'm a Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resource (LUANAR)'s Environmental Science graduate (Malawi) and UK's ICM Journalism and Media studies scholar. I have been The Malawi Country Manager and duty editor for the Maravi Post for the past Three Years. My duty editor’s job is to ensure that the news is covered properly, that it is delivered on time, and that it is created to the standards set out in the editorial guidelines of the Maravi Post. I also decide most of what the user will or will not see. And those users will be clicking on the website expecting to see what their trusted news. Organisation has to say on an issue. I started as a senior Reporter with the Maravi Post over a 6 years ago. When I have time, I do field reporting as well.

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