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ACB wins against Batatawala, others

Corruption News
The Blantyre Senior Resident Magistrate’s Court on Friday ruled in favour of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), allowing it to amend a charge sheet in a case business mogul Abdul Karim Batatawala is facing fraud charges. Batatawala, alongside former Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services chief immigration officer Elvis Thodi, Immigration’s commissioner responsible for operations Fletcher Nyirenda and deputy director Limbani Chawinga, are facing multiple charges that include conspiracy to defraud government and money laundering. One of Batatawala’s court appearances Way into the trial and after eight State witnesses testified, the bureau applied to amend the charge sheet by bringing fresh counts and additional witnesses, but the defence objected the application, arguing it ...
Abdul Karim Batatawala, 3 Others Back In Court

Abdul Karim Batatawala, 3 Others Back In Court

Corruption News
The Blantyre Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday resumed hearing the Immigration Department and Citizenship Services procurement contracts case against businessperson Abdul Karim Batatawala and three others. Batatawala is on trial alongside former Department of Immigration chief immigration officer Elvis Thodi, the department’s commissioner responsible for operations Fletcher Nyirenda and deputy director Limbani Chawinga. His case continues today: Batatawala During on Tuesday’s hearing, the defence cross-examined the second State witness, Edward Jeke, a procurement specialist. The cross-examination followed examination-in-chief by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director general Martha Chizuma during the first hearing of the case on April 25 2022. During the examination-in-chief, Jeke ...