Court has postponed the sentencing of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) governor for the North Christopher Mzomera Ngwira to October 16, 2020.

High Court registrar Agnes Patemba confirmed of the development.

According to reports, the sentencing of Ngwira was scheduled for today.

Ngwira was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau in 2018 for diverting funds from the Local Development Funds (LDF) when he was serving as Member of Parliament for Mzimba Hora Constituency.

The Bureau carried out investigations following an allegation it received in September 2010 over how LDF funds were used.

The ACB had received an initial complaint to do with invoices Ngwira presented of YOGI and Mzimba Hardware, purporting to have supplied building materials for Lukwelukwe School project, which was funded by the LDF under Mmbelwa District Council.

Investigations by the bureau established that Ngwira had advised the Project Management Committee to sign blank withdrawal slip and told them not to indicate the total amount to be withdrawn and thereafter, filled the blank withdraw slip with an amount of K650,000.

According ACB Public Relations Officer Agritta Ndala, the figure was reduced to K250,000 in court after it transpired that Ngwira refunded K400,000.

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