On 5th May, 2022, the Anti-Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging that Mr.
Steven Mbewe had been posing as a Bureau officer.
Bureau investigations established that Mr. Steven Mbewe had been hiring a vehicle
from Ms. Tracy Mainess Phiri of Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences
(MUBAS) Mzuzu Campus on pretext that he was a Bureau officer and was using the
vehicle while conducting investigations. It was further established that He was
paying hiring charges for the car. The Bureau does not have any Investigations
Officer in the name of Steven Mbewe neither does it know the motive of the suspect
for using the name of the Bureau in his endeavours.
On 7th May, 2022, the Bureau with the assistance from the Malawi Police Service,
arrested Mr. Steven Mbewe. He will be charged with impersonation contrary to
Section 17 (a) of the Corrupt Practices Act.
The Bureau is warning members of the public to desist from using the Bureau to get
favours from various people in the society as that is an offence punishable by law.
Ruling for bail application will be heard on 13th May, 2022.
EGRITA M. NDALA
PRINCIPAL PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL