On 27th February 2023 the Principal Resident Magistrate Court in Lilongwe sentenced
Mr Gerald Viola and Mr Chrispin Chingola to three years imprisonment. The Court has
suspended the sentence for two years. Mr Viola was convicted of abuse of office
contrary to Section 25B (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act. Mr Chingola was convicted
for influencing a public officer to misuse a public office contrary to Section 25 B (2)
of the Corrupt Practices Act.
The Bureau will appeal against the sentence.
EGRITA M. NDALA
PRINCIPAL PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: DIRECTOR GENERAL