The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) have arrested a Burundian national for presenting false document contrary to Section 122 as read with Section 360 of the Penal Code.

ACB Public Relations Officer Egrita Ndala confirmed of the arrest in a statement made available to faceofMalawi and identified the suspect Pascal Rwasa.

According to Ndala, the arrest follows a complaint that the body received on September 25, 2015 alleging that on 14th May, 2014, the Chief Immigration Officer granted Malawi Citizenship to Rwandan Nationals using a file belonging to another foreign national.

“The Anti-Corruption Bureau instituted investigations and established that citizenships were granted to people who were not eligible.

On 9th March, 2017, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Mr. Pascal Rwasa (Burundian national) in Balaka for presenting false information that he was related to another foreign national who was applying for Malawi citizenship by presenting the person as his dependent when the person was over 18 years and not related to him,” reads in part in the statement.

Rwasa will answer a charge of uttering a false document contrary to Section 122 as read with Section 360 of the Penal Code.

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