The Anti-Corruption Bureau Monday arrested Ministry of Homeland Security former principal secretary Samuel Madula and former Chief Director Kennedy Nkhoma on allegations of abuse of office.
Nkhoma is the current PS in the ministry.
The two have been picked days after the arrest of former homeland security Minister Nicholas Dausi on similar allegations.
Dausi was granted court bail.
In statement signed by ACB Principal Public Relations Officer Egrita Ndala, the bureau says the two arbitrarily initiated unlawful procurement of an exorbitant and unbudgeted procurement contract between the Malawi Government and One Guard FZE for the supply of uniforms and equipment for Malawi Prison Service without following public procurement procedures.
“The ACB recorded an allegation on 16th October 2020 that the Ministry of Homeland Security suspiciously procured Malawi Prison Service uniforms and equipment from One Guard FZE of United Arab Emirates without following procedures.
“The ACB conducted investigations which established that Samuel Madula and Kennedy Nkhoma abused their offices and neglected official duties by among other things initiating and justifying the unlawful procurement,” reads the statement in part.
The statement indicates that Madula and Nkhoma are likely to be charged with abuse of office and neglect of official duties.
“They will be taken to court after the bureau has interviewed them,” the statement adds.