Man arrested over fake K2000 notes: Faces seven year jail term

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….used the money to pay farm labourers

Malawi Police officers in Nkhotakota district  have arrested Iwell Banda for possessing a fake K2 000 bank notes worth K80 000, Malawi24 has learnt.

Last week this publication published a story of the circulation of a fake K2000 bank note in Malawi with some security features missing on the note.

According to the images that Malawi24 saw then, the fake K2000 lacks the brightness and shiny features on it among other things.

Be warned: a fake K2000 note is in circulation

The note holographic foil strip which is the shiny vertical line at the far left end is not shiny as the real banknote, the fake banknote also lacks the sparkling live image of fish that deliverers colour changing on the front side which is shiny.

k2000 bank note

The fake bank note is the bottom one.

On the fake note, the fish image is faded and cannot shine. The Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) adopted the latest security features on the K2000 banknote in order to make it easy for the public to easily identify the genuine banknote and also as a deterrent to those who would want to duplicate the money.

Spokesperson for Khunga Police Station in the district Laban Makalani says Banda is from Ntupi Village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Kanyenda in the district.

Makalani said Banda was arrested on December 31 2016 following a tip from the general public that he was in possession of fake bank notes.

Banda who appeared before Khunga Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, pleaded guilty to the charges of importing or purchasing forged notes, which are contrary to Section 366 of the Penal Code levelled against him.

“He is suspected to have obtained the forged notes amounting to K80 000 of the newly introduced K2 000 bank note from unidentified men in Lilongwe.He then started spending the money in his home village, gave some to his friend Boyson Chirwa [34] who in turn gave it to his farm labourers. But farm labourers realised that they had been duped after a trader recognised the notes as fake and refused to sell them his products,” explained Makalani.

He further added that all the notes are having a similar serial number a development that led to the identification of it being fake.

Police have since cautioned the general public to be watchful as some dishonest people may want to dupe them taking advantage that they may not be familiar with the newly introduced K2 000 bank note.

Police have since seized 17 forged K2 000 notes which are to be presented as exhibits before court.

When found guilty, the charge of being found in possession of fake currency attracts a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.

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  1. ife anthu akunja kwa Malawi sitikuyiziwa ndalama yanu yo chonde chilungamo chikhalepo pakati pa munthu wozindikira ndi munthu wosazindikira chonde

  2. IF U HAVE NOTHING TO SAY,PLEASE JUST READ UR FRIENDS COMENTS.U WANT GOVERNMENT TO COME AND SHOW THE LOOKS OF K2OOO AND THE FAKE ONE WHERE U R? AAA GUY B SERIOUS. IYI NDI NDALAMA YA KU MALAWI MUKADZAPITA KU MALAWIKO MUKAIDZIWA NDIKUIGWIRITSANSO NTCHITO.

  3. Malawi Judges are no better than a dead lion, mk125m cashgate serves only 3yrs and is later pardoned b4 even reaching her half jail term. they now let a man with fake mk80 pin rot 7yrs in jail kkk

  4. The problem here is not the people who are fabricating the currency,the problem is the reserve bank coz they cant just introduce the currency with no strong security features thats why they took advantage ot it and this K2000 note is not a good idea,Malawi is going to face tough situation like Zimbabwe,it started like this in Zimbabwe now they are not using their currency coz it is useless,they are using dollar and rands.Watch out my fellow Malawians.

    • This D.P.P cadet called Stevie Kaliati Mukapata eeeish how long are you going to defend this stupid & corrupted government? So now you are comparing south African rand &Malawian kwacha? Is just same as comparing Orange & Apple though it is two different things.

    • Iwe Kaliati auze anthu awa ndizoona wanenazi, wk imene anangoti aReserve Bank ya Malawi alengeza za Mk2000. Wk yachiwiriyo, nakonso ku southafrica R500. Ndiye iwe chifukwa chakusayenda, ukuganiza ngati mavuto ali m’dziko lomwelino yenda uwone mnzika m’maikomu zikutola mabotolo aplastic ndikumakagulitsa ku makampani ama china. Tanyadira iwe, sukuvutika pamene ulipo.

  5. Ano Ndimasiku Otsiliza Dziwani Kuti Pachimalizilo Anthu Omwe Angadzalandile Zilango Zoposa Onse Ndiogwila M’boma Poti Ndianthu Olemela Pomwe Amalawi Wamba Ndianthu Osawuka Koma Amakhala Akubeledwa Ndalama Za Cash Gate Malo Olima Malo Okhala Ndi Agalu Omwe Amadzitcha Eni Dziko Itakhala Nduna Kupezeka Ndi Ndalama Zafegi Siikanamangidwa Koma Poti Ndi NPHAWI Mpomwe Wamangidwa Mudzabweza Zonse Mwakhala Mukutibela Akanyimbi Inu.

  6. Frezer ndi Johannes mulimgulu loononga malawi bwanji muikila kumbuyo boma.munthu uyu sadalakwe kupezeka ndi ndalama zafeke sinanga za original zilinaniwake ndimumati iye atani ngati amapanga ndalama iye.bwanji simumanga awa adatenga za original.zinthu zina anthufe tikuzipangitsila dala kuti makuta awa azitibela.

  7. Nalo bomalathu lanyanya kumapanga ndalama zazikulu zomwe zambia imataya malawi ikumatolaso zomwezo esheeee ndilamisala bomalathu.

  8. Palibe pabwino anthu alime ganja mukuwamanga: ndalama ya fegi mukuwamanga koma akaba apulezidenti mungoyang’ana kuchitanso kuwauza kuti athawile Ku joni

  9. Zayambira ku Reserve bank zimenezo.Fufuzani bwino. Kumalawitu paja chilichonse chonyansa chikumayambira ku Likulu

  10. Aaaaaaaa mnthuyu si olakwa , olakwa ndi anyamata a mu Lilongwe omwe anamsitha ndalama za fake ndiposo iye sanaziwe ndichifukwa anayamba kugwirisa ntchito monga mwa nthawi zose

  11. Chilangocho chachepa zedi ndithu wopezeka ndi ndalama zafakezi 20yrs abaove.Oro atafera konko zilibe ntchito mchitsiru zedi azinamiza nazo anthu .Pamene anthu akuvutika zedi sibwino ngati alidoro adzikabera boma osati kupanga ndalama yafake nkumanamiza anthu ayi akapezeka chilango chizikhala chokhwima.Awa amene akumabera Bomawa nkumawatchaja zaka zochepa amadziwa kutoi sanabere munthu wamba amene amakhesera thukuta pofuna kupeza ndalama.Inu okuba inu ngati mulimadoro berani Boma ndithu osti ife okhesera thukuta ayi

    • Chifukwa chake simuchiziwa kodi sanabere munthu ngati ineyo okhesera thukuta.Kubera ineyo ndikukuchita kuvutika kupeza ndalama yokhesera thukuta nkuyipa zedi.Koma ngati ulidi doro omaliza mastyle odzibera Boma mchake akawagwira sawamanga zakazochuluka koma zochepa nkuwatayaakapitilize kudya ndalama anaba zija.MaJudge ndiathayimingi kwambiri obera munthu chilang chimachuluka koma Boma chimachepa

    • Ndi chifukwa chake Malawi iliyosauka mind set ya anthu ake osaukanso, mukamati boma silibera munthu mukutanthauza chiana? Poti inuyo ngati Badwa ya Malawi amakudulani sonkho chilichose chomwe mumagula, sugar mmolomoti mugule 500kwacha Akut chifukwa choti akweza ndiye tikugulitsani 700 ndiye pamenepo sanakubereni? Ngati ndalama ZANU za salary amadula sonkho ndiye wina malo mwakuti agule mwannkhwala zipatala, chimanga kapena kumangitsira school ndiye ndalama zo ndikugulila zofuna zake sanabereni?eeeeeish Ndizambiri ndingaononge nthawi yanga pachabe ndi cadet .

    • Samadya nawo mwene koma kubera munthu wokhesera thukuta ndizowawa kwambiri kusiyana ndikubera boma mwene.Inuyo mukakhala pansi pheeeee nkuganiza oyenera kulandra chilango chachikulu ndani.Ineyo ndikutoi obera okhesera thukuta

    • NDALAMA YA BOMA NDIYATONSE MWINA SIMUDZIWA,IMAGULIDWA MANKHWALA MZIPATALA KOMASO KUGULIRA CHIMANGA KUKAGWA NJALA NDIYE NKOFUNIKA KUZISAMALIRA

    • Amwene 7 yrs zachepa kwambiri kobera munthu ngat ine okhesera thukuta nkulakwa.Kukanakhala kwathu ku Nsanje tikanaotcha moto basi ndi usatana woipa kwambiri.Ndibwino kubera Boma ngati ulidoro mchake okuba mamilion sangawamange zaka zochuluka.Amadziwa kuti sanabere munthu ngati ine koma wabera Boma madoro azitero mwamva mwene.Akanamumanga zaka 20

  12. Koma inu ma judge mulidi serious? Zaka 7 basi? Zachepatu zakazo, bola zikadakhala 15, iyeyu ndi munthu woipa zedi, ntchito Tolima ndiyowawa kwambiri, samayenera kupereka ndalama za fake kwa antchito ake, chilangochi chachepa zedi!

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