Opposition Peoples Party (PP) Interim President Uladi Mussa has being granted bail by the Lilongwe Magistrate Court after spending a night in police cell.

Mussa was arrested on Monday together with ex-Assistant Chief Immigration Officer David Kuanjana after handing themselves to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).

PP Interim President is being accused of abusing his office when he was Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security by directly being involved in the issuing of passport to22 Burundians, 16 Rwandese, nine Ugandans and three Tanzanian nationals.

Appearing in court on Tuesday, Mussa and Kuanjana denied the charges leveled against them.

When granting bail to the two, the presiding magistrate ordered the two to surrender their travel documents to the law enforcers, pay cash sureties and periodically report to the ACB.

Eelier in the morning the PP interim president was grilled by the ACB on the role he played in granting citizenship to the 41 foreign nationals.

Meanwhile PP has described the arrest of Mussa as political witch-hunt by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) aimed at silencing critics.

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