Oswald Lutepo’s health deteriorates

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The health of former People’s Party top guru and Malawi’s chief cashgate convict, Oswald Lutepo, continues to deteriorate a development that has forced Mikuyu Prison officials to transfer him to Chichiri Prison in Blantyre.

According to a local online media outlet, on Monday Lutepo was moved to Chichiri Prison following penal complex on medical grounds.

Oswald Lutepo

Lutepo (C) in poor health situation.

Lutepo was convicted of money laundering contrary to Section 35 (1) (c) of Money Laundering, Proceeds of Serious Crimes and Terrorist Financing Act of 2006 and Conspiracy to Defraud contrary to Section 323 of the Penal Code.

Through his lawyer Oswald Mtupila, he initially denied all the charges but later pleaded guilty saying there was much tension on his case and it led to him getting paralyzed.

Throughout his trial, he went to court while in a wheelchair.

He was handed a jail sentence of 11 years imprisonment with hard labour for conspiracy to defraud government and money laundering of K4.2 billion.

Among other properties, Lutepo was the owner of O and G Group, Cotton Ginners, Oil Mill & Refinery, Cotton Cake, and Tele construction.

 

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