ACB questions APM over TPIN use

ACB questions APM over TPIN use
To be questioned on alleged abuse of his TPIN: Mutharika

The Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) says it will interview former President Arthur Peter Mutharika as part of the ongoing investigations into allegations of abuse of his Taxpayer Identification Number (TPIN).

According to Principal Public Relations Officer for the ACB Egrita Ndala, the Bureau will interview Mutharika from Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

Through a press statement, Ndala says the questioning is a normal legal process

“The Anti-Corruption Bureau would like to inform Malawians that as part of the on-going investigation process into the allegations of abuse of the former President's Taxpayer Identification Number (TPIN) the ACB will interview the former President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika from 20th July 2020. The Bureau would like to let Malawians know that this is a normal and legal process which started in 2020,” said Ndala.

Ndala : it is a normal legal process

About 1.2 million bags of cement worthy MK5billion are alleged to have been imported duty-free using Mutharika’s TPIN.

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

Last year ACB froze bank accounts of Mutharika, former First Lady Gertrude Mutharika and Chisale in relation to the case.