A court in Lilongwe has sentenced a famous Malawian prophet, Chimwemwe Seer Sabao, to a 10 years jail term for forgery and falsifying documents.
Sabao , a shepherd prophet for worshippers at Angelic Gathering For Christ Church has since started his sentence at Maula Prison .Another person, Nomsa Plaigne who was Sabo’s accomplice, has been sentenced to four years in jail for uttering false documents.
A second grade magistrate court convicted Sabao a week ago after months of trial.He was charged with forgery and falsifying documents after being suspected of cashing out seven cheques from the bank account of Glalle Enterprises and General Dealers Stationers which belongs to his mother-in-law.
It is alleged that Sabawo a man of God connived to defraud Glalle Company by originating a cheque hired some young men to cash the case.
When the employed men sensed danger of arrest, they immediately reported Sabawo accomplices to Police who immediately pounced on him while he was busy administering Sunday services.
The money that was stolen amounts to K3, 350, 000. However, Sabao and his accomplice denied the charges.
Sabao was in the media a few months ago for assaulting his wife and dumping her in the family toilet.
But later her wife died in a very controversial manner in which it is alleged that she was poisoned through a witch doctor based in Mitundu in Lilongwe.