Immigration deports two Indian nationals


The Immigration Department this week deported a Malawian of Indian origin Mohammad Torif Patel and a Bangladesh national Abdul Aziz.

This was after the Lilongwe Magistrate’s Court found Patel guilty of aiding and abetting illegal entry of Aziz, contrary to Section 36 (1) of the Malawi Immigration Act.

The court found Aziz guilty of illegal entry into Malawi, contrary to Section 21 (1) also of the Malawi Immigration Act.


Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) Immigration Assistant, Geoff Malikula, said in an interview that the duo were fined K100, 000 each or in default serve six months imprisonment with hard labour. They paid the fine.

“After they paid the fine, the court ordered Immigration Department to deport Patel and Aziz,” explained Malikula.

Patel and Aziz were arrested on October 25, 2017 together with a Malawian national Abdulla Ismail Kachalya.


Kachalya was fined K200,000 or in default serve 10 months for aiding and abetting the two. He, too, paid the fine.

But further drama ensued at KIA where Patel and Aziz wanted to beat the immigration system by posing to be domestic passengers.

But the Immigration officials quickly discovered the trick after checking their boarding passes and comparing passengers manifest for both domestic and international on the day.

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