ACB postpones APM’s questioning over TPIN abuse

ACB postpones APM’s questioning over TPIN abuse

The Ant-Corruption Bureau has postponed the interview it planned with former President Peter Mutharika over the alleged abuse of the President’s Taxpayer Identification Number (TPIN).

In a press statement, ACB Public Relations Officer Egritta Ndala said the interview which was slated to commence today has been shifted to July 27.

“The Anti-Corruption Bureau would like to inform Malawians that as part of the ongoing investigation process into the allegations of the abuse of the former President’s Taxpayer Identification Number (TPIN), the ACB interview of the former President, Professor Peter Arthur Mutharika has been postponed from 20th July, to 27th July 2021,” reads the statement.

To be questioned on alleged abuse of his TPIN: Mutharika

The Statement has also revealed that the interview will be conducted virtually as one way of observing Covid-19 prevention guidelines.

It is alleged that 1.2 million bags of cement worth K5.1 billion revenue were imported into the on duty free between 2018 and 2019 using Mutharika’s TPIN.

ACB arrested Mutharika’s former bodyguard Norman Chisale, former Chief of Staff for State Residences Peter Mukhito, former Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) Official Rosa Mbilizi and businessperson Shafee Chunala for their involvement in the saga.