The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday arrested former Malawi Defence Force (MDF) General Henry Odillo and Lieutenant Connell Clement T. Kafuwa in relation to the ongoing investigations to the plundering of public funds dubbed Cashgate.

According to ACB, the two were arrested on the grounds that they authorized payments to Thuso investments without supplying services to the Malawi Army.

ACB Public Relations Officer Egritta Ndala confirmed of the arrest in a statement released on Monday to the Press.

According to Ndala, Bureau has established that Malawi Army paid K1, 921,028,000.00 to Thuso Investments for the supply of blank ammunition which was never delivered.

Ndala said the two are likely to face charges of abuse of public office contrary to Section 25B(1) of the Corrupt Practices Act, negligence by public officer in preserving money or any other property contrary to Section 284(1) of the Penal Code and Money Laundering contrary to Section 35(1) (d) of the Money Laundering, Proceeds of Serious Crimes and Terrorist Financing Act.

She said the two will appear in Court after the Bureau has recorded statements from them.

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