ACB to act on Muluzi in July
BY DEBORAH NYANGULU
10:52:49 - 27 April 2006
The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) says it will wait for former president Bakili Muluzi’s six months visa to the UK to expire before it can act on him in connection with the K1.4 billion case.
This essentially means that Muluzi, who left the country in January this year for medical treatment in the UK, only has until June before the graft busting body can pounce on him.
ACB Diretor Gustave Kaliwo, who confirmed that Muluzi had obtained a six-month visiting visa, said there was nothing the bureau could do until the visa expires.
“If we see that Muluzi is not coming back after the visa expiry or that the visa has been extended, that’s when we’ll become worried and make our move. Otherwise, I have no reason to think that he will not come back,” Kaliwo said.
Muluzi is accused of diverting donor funds and money from other sources amounting to K1.4 billion into his personal account.
In October last year, ACB raided Muluzi’s houses in Limbe, Lilongwe, and Machinga where they confiscated documents and computers in relation to the case.
A UK based-computer expert has since analysed the data in the computers and made his recommendations to the graft-busting body.