The Malawi Police Service (MPS) has interdicted two of its senior officials, Innocent Botomani and Grant Kachingwe following their arrest by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in connection to their alleged involvement in the K2.7 billion food ration contract.

While confirming the interdiction, National Police spokesman James Kadadzera said the two are facing “administrative procedures” but said he could not indicate the terms of the interdiction.

The two were arrested by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on questioning last week Wednesday together with businessman Zameer Karim, the head of Pioneer Investments which won the tender in 2015 and is also facing charges.

Botomani, who was police head of finance at the time of the transaction, is charged with fraud, abuse of office and acquiring proceeds of crime.

He is accused of uttering false documents which the magistrate said he presented to CDH Investment Bank to enable Karim’s firm to access a loan.

Bottoman is also accused of abuse of office contrary to Section 25 (B) (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act (CPA) while serving as director of finance at Police headquarters.

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