The Lilongwe Magistrate Court has slapped Rwandan genocide suspects Vincent Murekezi with five years jail sentence over corruption allegation.

In 2008, the Anti-Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging that on 30th December, 2007, Komani Nyasulu a clearing agent, corruptly received K200, 000.00 from Vincent Murekezi, a Rwandan businessman in order to facilitate evasion of duty of about K2.2 million.

Both Murekezi and Nyasulu were taken to Court in 2008 where they were charged with corrupt transaction by private bodies contrary to Section 26 of the Corrupt Practices Act.

But Murekezi jumped bail and he was tried in absentia.

Delivering his ruling on Monday, Principal Resident Magistrate Chilunga Chirwa said Murekezi deceive a stiffer punishment hence the sentence.

Speaking to the press after the sentence, ACB Public Relations Officer Egrita Ndala hailed the sentencing.

On his part, lawyer representing Murekezi said he will appeal the sentencing, saying some arguments presented in court by the state were not valid.

Murekezi was arrested in December last year after the press reported that he is wanted in his homeland Rwanda for having a hand in a 1994 genocide.

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