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Mpinganjira to Spend Night in Police Cells: Appears in Court Thursday

Mpinganjira: To spend night in police cells Mpinganjira: To spend night in police cells File Photo

The graft-bursting Anti-Corruption Bureau has hinted on other new arrests following the arrest, Wednesday, of Dr. Thomson Mpinganjira Group Executive for FDH Holdings.

Dr. Mpinganjira was arrested in Blantyre for his alleged role in the reported attempts to bribe the five Constitutional Court judges hearing the presidential election case.

ACB Director General, Reyneck Matemba, told Zodiak Online Wednesday evening that Mpinganjira, will be brought to court Thursday for formal charging.

Our Southern region Bureau Chief, Emmanuel Chibwana, has just left Blantyre police station where the ACB deposited Mpinganjira for the night awaiting the court appearance.

“He looked composed. He was franked by senior DPP officials and I am informed they were waiting for his bedings from home. But there is a power black-out at the station,” he said.

Mpinganjira was brought to the police station after about four hours of interrogation and presentation of a caution statement.

Mpinganjira is but one of two named to ACB in the matter.

Scores of people thronged the Blantyre ACB offices and some of them chanting mockery as the vehicle that carried Dr. Mpinganjira left the office on a security convoy for the police.

Elsewhere in Lilongwe some two hours before the arrest, leader of the Human Rights Defenders Coalition-HRDC-told media that they expected arrest of all suspects in the matter.

The HRDC has given a fresh seven-day ultimatum for this.

Last week, ACB Director General Reyneck Matemba, said his office is going after two suspects in the matter; a business man (Dr. Thomson Mpinganjira) and a senior civil servant working in the judiciary.

We understand it is a supreme court judge.

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