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Court Ruled That Businessperson Ashok Nair Is Free

Court Ruled That Businessperson Ashok Nair Is Free

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The High Court in Lilongwe has today ruled in favour of businessperson Ashok Nair stopping Anti-Corruption Bureau(ACB) from re-arresting him or taking him into detention. This follows a judicial review application filed by Nair's lawyer Michael Goba Chipeta that the enforcement of an earlier judgment by the same court on 30th May 2022, be suspended until a determination by the Supreme Court of Appeal on another interpartes application by former Minister of Lands Kezzie Msukwa on stay of judgement is heard. In his ruling Justice Redson Kapindu said: "Should the Supreme Court of Appeal determine that its temporary order of stay in respect of the 1st claimant( Msukwa) granted on 13th June, 2022 be sustained; and that such order of stay should subsist until thedetermination of the subst...
Court Granted Stay Order To Stop ACB Arresting Msukwa

Court Granted Stay Order To Stop ACB Arresting Msukwa

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The Supreme Court of Appeal has granted a stay order to former Minister of Lands Kezzie Msukwa, stopping the Anti-Corruption Bureau – ACB from arresting him. The development comes after Msukwa was expected to be taken to court today after the bureau took a statement from him. According to Chimwemwe Kalua, lawyer for Msukwa , the stay order is stopping order is stopping the ACB from investigating, arresting and prosecuting Msukwa based on the information for the National Crime Agency- pending an interparty hearing scheduled on 28 June ,2022. He added that the stay order is also stopping a judgment by High Court Judge Redson Kapindu who dismissed an application by Msukwa and Ashok Nair, who wanted their arrests by the ACB to be annulled.
Anti-Ashok Nair Demos ‘Criminal’ in Nature

Anti-Ashok Nair Demos ‘Criminal’ in Nature

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A grouping calling itself Citizen Advancement for Economic Revolution has described the anti-Ashok Nair demonstrations scheduled for tomorrow Wednesday as criminal in nature. Citizen Advancement for Economic Revolution team leader, Redson Munlo, was speaking recently in Lilongwe during a media briefing. He argued that Nair also has the right to be heard and that the ACB Director General Martha Chizuma is not immune to prosecution. The grouping has also asked Chizuma to disclose the name of the person she was talking to in her leaked audio recently. Nair sued Chizuma for defamation following a leaked phone conversation in which Chizuma made a number of serious allegations, including that a High Court judge granted Nair– bail in exchange for a bribe. This angered Nair wh...
CSO SPEAKS AGAINST Anti-Ashok Nair Demos: Says they are ‘Criminal’ in Nature

CSO SPEAKS AGAINST Anti-Ashok Nair Demos: Says they are ‘Criminal’ in Nature

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The Citizen Advancement for Economic Revolution has described the anti-Ashok Nair demonstrations scheduled for tomorrow Wednesday as criminal in nature. Citizen Advancement for Economic Revolution team leader, Redson Munlo, was speaking recently in Lilongwe during a media briefing. He argued that Nair also has the right to be heard and that the ACB Director General Martha Chizuma is not immune to prosecution. The grouping has also asked Chizuma to disclose the name of the person she was talking to in her leaked audio recently.Nair sued Chizuma for defamation following a leaked phone conversation in which Chizuma made a number of serious allegations, including that a High Court judge granted Nair– bail in exchange for a bribe. This angered Nair who says his image and reputa...
My Opinion: Why Ashok’s court action against ACB Czar Chizuma should not be withdrawn

My Opinion: Why Ashok’s court action against ACB Czar Chizuma should not be withdrawn

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By Dr. Atusaye Munthali The movement pressuring Ashok Nair to withdraw his lawsuit against Anti-Corruption Bureau Director General Martha Chizuma over contents of a leaked audio is getting it all wrong and risks twisting the course of justice. In the audio, Chizuma is in a conversation with someone where she makes a number of allegations which include that Ashok bribed Judge Simeon Mdeza who released him after bring arrested by ACB. It is well known that Mdeza, feeling affronted, recused himself from the Ashok case. Some have argued that while she made the allegations, the conversation was not meant for public circulation, hence Ashok's lawsuit being an overreaction and bentto frustrate ACB's action on the case for which Ashok was first arrested. Both these arguments are irrel...
Ashok sued Martha Chizuma personally, not ACB office”- Bon Kalindo

Ashok sued Martha Chizuma personally, not ACB office”- Bon Kalindo

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The country political activist Bon Kalindo popularly known as Winiko has come out cocoon defending Ashok for suing Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director General Martha Chizuma over leaked audio. Kalindo argues that Ashok suing Chizuma is nothing to do with ACB office. The former UTM Youth Director wonders how some civil society organizations and individuals are confusing the nation with the wrong court summon on ACB office. Chizuma being sued for defamation Kalindo blushed purportedly demonstration against Ashok who has been injured with Chizuma’s allegation of corruption. In an audio to the public on Thursday, February 24, 2022, he hinted that his grouping could not be part demonstration which are contempt of court saying the matter has not yet heard by the sitting judge ...
DPP Refused To Grant ACB Consent To Prosecute Ashok Due Lack Of Supporting Documents

DPP Refused To Grant ACB Consent To Prosecute Ashok Due Lack Of Supporting Documents

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Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Steven Kayuni has refused to grant the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) consent to prosecute Ashok Nair, and four [names withheld] others on grounds of lack of supporting documents. In a letter to the ACB, Kayuni tells the bureau that his office perused though documents that were submitted for the purpose of obtaining consent to prosecute Kumar Sreedharan and four other people over corruption-related matters. The DPP, however, notes that he needs the graft-busting body to furnish his office with a complete report of investigations instead of an interim investigation report to be able to prosecute Nair, who was released on bail by the courts recently. He was on remand at Maula Prison after being arrested by ACB agents for allegedly being involved in corr...
Oops! ACB Director Martha Chizuma Attacks Judiciary, Attorney General

Oops! ACB Director Martha Chizuma Attacks Judiciary, Attorney General

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In rather bizarre circumstance, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director Martha Chizuma has accused the judiciary of receiving millions from Ashok Nair who was arrested some three weeks ago. Chizuma, who is in a plot to finish off Malawians of Asian origin doing business with the government, made the accusation in a leaked voice call in our custody believed to have been leaked by her close associate. The leaked audio comes barely days after High Court Judge Simeon Mdeza ordered a judicial review on the arrest of Ashok, and ordered his release from Prison where he was reminded. According to Chizuma, the presiding Judge received money According to Chizuma, the presiding Judge received money to release Ashok from the custody. He also accused Anthony General Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda of protecti...