NewsNOWLILONGWE (Malawi NewsNow ) — Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday arrested Mr Fumbani Mhango, a manager of monitoring and analysis at the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) for allegedly leaking intelligence information to cashgate suspects.

ACB spokesperson Mrs Egritta Mdala confirmed to Malawi NewsNow about the arrest.

Mdala says the arrest is in connected with the complaint the bureau on 12 September 2013 alleging that Government Officers at Capital Hill were making illegal entries into the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) with intent to defraud Malawi Government.

“The Bureau has established that Mr. Fumbani Mhango, (Manager, Monitoring & Analysis) at the Financial Intelligence Unit abused his office by leaking sensitive financial intelligence information to some suspects and facilitating some of the transactions,” Mdala says in a statement/

She says Mr Mhango is likely to be charged with the following offences:

  • one count of misuse of office contrary to Section 25B (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act
  • One count of aiding and abbetting contrary to Section 35 of the Corrupt Practices Act
  • One count of improperly disclosing information contrary to Section 25C (1) (a) (b) of the Corrupt Practices Act;
  • One count of money laundering contrary to Section 35(1) (d) of the Money Laundering, Proceeds of Serious Crimes and Terrorist Financing Act and tax related charges

The bureau says he will be taken to Court after they have recorded statements from him.