The anti-corruption bureau (ACB) has announced that it has resumed investigations into the k400 million Cashgate money.

The money is believed to have been stolen by Malawi Police Service (MPS) and Accountant General’s Department.

ACB further revealed that 29 people, including senior police officers were arrested in connection to the scam.

The arrested police officers included the then deputy commissioner of Police Elijah Kachikuwo, Garnet Wilson Chandema and Barnet Mwasinga who were accounts staff at National Police Headquarters in Lilongwe.

Accountant General Officials such as Alice Namata and Maxwell Namata were also arrested in 2011, but there has been little progress on the cases.

Faceofmalawi speaking to ACB spokesperson Egrita Ndala confirmed of the development and that the 29 suspects were on bail.

“The Bureau has 29 suspects on bail in relation to the K400 million Malawi Police and Accountant General Case. The cases are in court,” said Ndala.

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