The state has obtained a preservation and restraining order on 36 motor vehicles against Mulli Brothers Limited.
The preservation order was secured at the Lilongwe Chief Resident Magistrate through an application by the DPP [Director of Public Prosecutions], Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA), Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), and Malawi Police Service (MPS) Fiscal and Fraud Department.
The development comes as Web Commercials, whose directors Muhiyeni Mulli, Joseph Khupe, Leston Ted Mulli, have written the Road Traffic Directorate to change the ownership of the vehicles.
The listed vehicles show that they should change to Muhiyeni Mulli as the new owner.
“We would like to request you to change owners of the attached list of motor vehicles to Muhiyeni Mulli, P.O. Box 51280 Limbe,” reads the letter by Web Commercials Limited to Chief Road Traffic Officer.
However, states agencies have moved in to stop the change.
According to the preservation and restraining order signed by Chief Resident Magistrate Madalitso Khoswe Chimwaza, the state is prohibiting Mulli Brothers Limited and others to change ownership of their vehicles into other names.
The state says the owners of the 36 vehicles are believed to have directly benefited from alleged offences of money laundering.
According to the order, the State believes that the vehicles were obtained with money that was fraudulently obtained.