BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) through its Principal Public Relations Officer Egrita Ndala has announced the conviction of Former Procurement Officer in the Ministry of Tourism Odoi Kamange who was arrested in 2019 over cashgate link.
According to Ndala in a statement, Kamange was convicted by Senior Resident Magistrate Court on September 2,2022 on three counts of which one is of theft by conversion contrary to Section 271 as read with Section 278 of the Penal Code, and the two of money laundering contrary to Section 42 of the Financial Crimes Act.
It is reported that Kamange, while working with department of tourism in 2013, borrowed a Business Registration Certificate from Esnarth Ndovi to use it for tender submition at the department of tourism.
The department paid a total of MK12,950,000.00 through a cheque in the name of Business Registration Certificate belonging to Ndovi.
This is notwithstanding the fact that Ndovi had not rendered any service nor supplied any goods to Malawi Government.
Later, Kamange asked Ndovi to cash the cheque and give him MK12,000,000.00 which she did.
The ACB arrested Ndovi in 2014 and she pleaded guilty to the charge of theft contrary to Section 278 of the Penal Code and money laundering contrary to Section 35(1)(c) of the money laundering act.
She was then convicted and sentenced to 3 and half years in prison.
At the time, Kamange had fled the country.
He was arrested by ACB in 2019 after he returned to Malawi and charged with a count of theft by conversion and two counts of money laundering.
Meanwhile, the sentencing of Kamange is scheduled to take place on September 15,2022.