Defense Objects New Evidence in Itaye Case
Defense has objected to new witnesses and evidence from state in a case where Godfrey Itaye and others are being accused of abuse of office.
The Magistrate's Court in Blantyre has, therefore, ordered the defense to make formal objection.
Itaye is being accused of abusing his office when he was director general for the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority by procuring political party campaign materials worth K12 million.
Senior Assistant State Advocate, Dzikondianthu Malunda, says that state recorded statements from potential witnesses and obtained new documents for the case.
“After last adjournment, state recorded statements from a number of potential witnesses and obtained new judgment which was not in our possession earlier on. So, defense is objecting to new witness and the judgment,” he said.
The court has, therefore, ordered the defense to make a formal application for the objection within seven days.
“We will know the reasons behind the objection when the formal application for objection has been made,” said Malunda.
The court is yet to communicate on the next date of hearing.
The campaign materials were procured for the former governing Democratic Progressive Party and United Democratic Front.