By Chisomo Phiri
The High Court in Lilongwe has on Saturday announced that it has revoked a bail for former budget director Paul Mphwiyo and recommended his arrest wherever and whenever he will be found.
This follows an application by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for bail revokation owing to Mphwiyo’s abscondment and flouting of bail conditions.
According to a press statement signed by ACB principal public relations officer, Egrita Ndala, Mphwiyo who is answering Cashgate related corruption charges has been absconding bail for at least four months since June.
The statement further says the court has also ordered forfeit to the government of Mphwiyo’s K10 million bail bond as well as that of his four surities pegged at two million kwacha each.
Mphwiyo is believed to have sneaked out of the country in June ahead of the court’s much anticipated ruling of his case..
The Malawi government lost billions of kwachas to unscrupulous public servants and their accomplices in the infamous cashgate scandal around 2012 and 2013.