PRESS RELEASE : ACB ARRESTS MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR MZIMBA HOLA, HON. CHRISTOPHER MZOMERA NGWIRA

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January 5, 2018

PRESS RELEASE

DATE : 5th JANUARY, 2018

ACB ARRESTS MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR MZIMBA HOLA, HON. CHRISTOPHER MZOMERA NGWIRA

7th September, 2010, the Anti-Corruption Bureau received an allegation that Hon
Christopher Mzomera Ngwira MP for Mzimba Hola Constituency presented invoices
from YOGI and Mzimba Hardware on pretext that they had supplied building materials for Lukwelukwe School Project which is funded under LDF under M’mbelwa District Council.

The Anti- Corruption Bureau conducted investigations into the matter which
established that Hon. Ngwira advised the Project Management Committee (PMC)
members to sign blank withdrawal slips and told them not to indicate the total amount to be withdrawn and that he on his own indicated MK650, 000.00 on the withdraw form.

Rev. Mzomera Ngwira: He defected to the ruling party seeking protection from prosecution only to be arrested this morning.

On 5th January, 2018, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Hon ChristopherChristopher Mzomera Ngwira. He is reasonably suspected to have committed an offence under Section 27 (2) of the CPA in that he used his influence as Member of Parliament for Mzimba Hola constituency to award a contract for the construction of Lukwelukwe Teacher’s House project under the LDF programme to Mr. Louis Mtonga of Taonga Shopping Centre in Mzimba when the duty do so is with the Project Management Committee.

Christopher Mzomera Ngwira is reasonably suspected to have committed an offence
under Section 271 (2) (e) of the Penal Code in that he on 2nd August 2010 at NBS branch in Mzimba, converted for his own use money amounting to K650, 000.00 meant for Lukwelukwe Teacher’s House Project under the LDF programme.

The Bureau will record a caution statement from him at a later date after he has found a lawyer. Meanwhile he has been taken to Court for bail application.

EGRITA M. NDALA
SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL

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