The Lilongwe Senior Resident Magistrate Court has granted bail to former Mayor for Lilongwe City Desmond Bikoko who has since been charged with two counts of abuse of office.

ACB lawyer Benjamin Mandala said that the bureau will now await consent from Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to proceed with prosecution.

The court has set December 11 2019 for Bikoko to take plea.

Bail bond includes K20,000 cash, two surities K1 million each, surrendering traveling documents and Bikoko is expected to appear before ACB offices every Monday fortnightly.

Lawyer for Bikoko, Gilbert Khonyongwa, said he is looking forward to the date of the trial.

Senior Resident Magistrate Florence Msekandiana heard the matter.

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