News reaching the Maravi Post confirm ACB has ordered the arrest of Mr. Gerald Viola who is being accused of abuse of office. The Statement from ACB reads:
On 1st October 2020, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Mr. Gerald Viola, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) in Lilongwe on suspected offences under the Corrupt Practices Act and Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act.
Mr. Gerald Viola is suspected to have committed the offences on or about 22nd
January, 2020 when he as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of NFRA unilaterally issued LPO Number 6750 to a company called Missies Trading to supply 10,000 metric tons of maize to NFRA for the advantage of Mr. Chrispin Chingola of the said Missies Trading without involving the Internal Procurement and Disposal of Assets Committee.
He will be taken to Court after the Bureau has interviewed him.