Six police officers who were recently arrested for allegedly defrauding government of over K781 million have today been granted bail by Lilongwe magistrate court after each paid a K100,000 bail bond each.
The state, led by officer in charge for prosecution Mwabi Kaluba did not object to the bail.
The suspects are Director of Finance Tadius Samveka, officer in charge of audit Kingsley Mzuma, service pay master Howkins Chadzandiyani, in charge of the Treasury office Chimwemwe Banda Mbwela, in charge of advance Section Enock Chulu and two accounts assistants Ngalipa Chiramiramadzi and Suzgo Mwamlima.
The six are yet to take plea but have been charged with six counts of fraudulent false accounting, theft, forgery of stamp, forgery, uttering false document and money laundering.
The suspects falsified a welfare club account number 1233537 at National bank belonging to Malawi Police Service by depositing government cheques meant for Account number 1.
Other bail conditions according to senior resident magistrate Shyreen Chirwa include a K10 million surety non- cash, surrendering travel documents, cooperating with further investigations and asking for permission from prosecution and investigations office before traveling outside.
Hearing will resume on December 10, 2020.