Malawi Cashgate Scandal: Henry Odillo to appear in court today

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Former Malawi Defence Force (MDF) commander Henry Odillo will today appear in court in Lilongwe on accusations of misusing taxpayer’s money.

Odillo who was arrested in 2015 together with his former Deputy Lt Colonel Clement Kafuwa are accused of misusing millions of kwacha through a contract to supply military equipment to Thuso Investments which the state claims were not delivered.

Henry Odillo

Henry Odillo appears in court today.

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Deputy Director Reyneck Matemba has confirmed this to the press.

On May 28 2016, Odillo was expected to take plea on the charges leveled against him but the case failed and was adjourned to today.

Odilo and his co-accused are answering three charges namely: abuse of public office contrary to Section 25(b) (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act; negligence by public officers in preserving money or any other property contrary to Section 284(1) of the Penal Code; and, money laundering contrary to Section (1) (d) of the Money Laundering, Proceeds of Serious Crimes and Terrorist Financing Act.

Odillo was fired as MDF Commander by President Peter Mutharika in June 2014 and was replaced with Ignasio Maulana who was also fired by the same president.

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  1. APOLIS, MA JUDGE, MA LOYA, OGWIRA NTCHITO KUNDENDE ONSE NDI ZITSIRU BECOZ NGATI MUNTHU ANAGAMULIDWA THREE YRS MWAMUTULUSILANJI KUMENEKO NDIYE TIMATI KUPUSA PANO MUTISOKOSELEPO MUSIYENI NAYESO NDI MWAYI WAKE MUFUNA MUNAMIZEPO NDANI APA ANA ANJOKA INU

  2. Aaaaa! Mwayamba zibwana apa. Inunso a khoti kumene mukuchitako ndikuononga Ndalama zathu zamisonkho. Wina Si uyu munamupatsa 3yrs, lero akusangalala ndi amunake ukoyo.
    Pali phindu yanji kumumanga munthu lero mmawa mwamumasula?
    Ingowasiyani basi, palibe chomwe mukuchita, mungotiphimba mmaso apa.
    Ndi azinzanu anthuwa.

  3. Odillo tidadya nae bwino ife, osat mbuz ikuyang’anira nkhokwe nd anankafumbwe panoi, kummanga Odillo mkulakwa kwakukulu, osammanga uyu akuononga dzikoi mm@ PITALAU bwa? Amakhoth nanu, kuzerezeka.

  4. Uyu ndimwana tikufuna akuluakulu amu cabinet afufuzidwe, KO’d audit report ikuchedwa pati? Mukunena achna idill ana ngat awa , we wnt milamba

  5. Akuwabisawa akaonekera liti? Komaso mungotisokosa ndi za cashgate zosathazi. Mukuzenga anzanu inu mutafinyira chuma china mnthumba lanu. Iniso mukaonekere mukubisidwa ndi Peter inu. Kamlepo akutchulani chwe mwana chwee.

  6. We even forgot that his case is in courts…in Malawi cases can drag for more than ten years only to be acquited in the end…adjournments is the order of the day…defence council can always find petty excuses…

  7. kkkkkk achitetezo amenewo kkkkkkkkkk anaba ndalama zamsokho wanga ndithu,osandigwira ndithane naye ameneyi, kuda ngati chokozera cha satana choncho,ndakumanga 39 years with hardlabour kkkkkk ukakumane ndi okwiya anzako akakunyenge kumatako galu iwe.

  8. Koma Uladi ndiye munafatsatu, ndi akulu-akulu omwe achitetezo? Eeh muli winanso asakulandeni ulamuliro, kugawa ndalama kwambiri kuiwala kuti munangolumphira pampandowo. Nawonso, MDF yake yakubanso uziona.

  9. Lets show support to him this case its just false because he refuse to take over government after the death of munthalika cashgate dearlers are still ministers as am talking now