The High Court in Lilongwe has dismissed a claim of compensation in excess of MK70 billion by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Secretary General Greseldar Jeffrey and three others were demanding following their acquittal of a corruption case.

Jeffrey and Brian Kachingwe, were seeking compensation for false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, loss of business and properties, breach of contract and defamation following their acquittal on charges of corruption alongside late Philip Kaphikire and late Brighton Chakhaza.

Jeffrey and Kachingwe were seeking the compensation alongside Agnes Kaphikire (as personal representative of Phillip Kaphikire) and Tadala Chakhaza (as personal representative of Brighton Chakhaza).

In his ruling on Monday, judge Charles Mkandawire, dismissed all the claims with costs.

The corruption case in question started in 2001 but the four were acquitted in 2011.

The compensation claim case started in 2014.

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