By Brian Manda
The Anti Corruption Bureau ACB has arrested former Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi on allegations that he abused his office.
A statement from ACB signed by it’s Principal Public Relations Officer Egrita Ndala on Friday indicates that Dausi arbitrarily approved an exorbitant and unbudgeted for procurement contract between Malawi Government and One Guard FZE for the supply of Uniforms and Equipment for Malawi Prison Services.
The statement says this was done by the Ministry of Homeland Security headquarters in Lilongwe against public procurement procedures.
ACB followed the matter following reports of the allegations which they recorded on 16th October, 2020.
“The ACB conducted investigation which established that the former Minister of Homeland Security, abused his office and neglected his official duties.
“He is likely to be charged with abuse of office contrary to Section 25B (1) as read with Section 34 of the Corrupt Practices Act and neglect of official duties contrary to Section 121 of the Penal Code,” reads the statement.
ACB adds that Dausi will be taken to Court after the Bureau has interviewed him. Dausi has since been granted bail by the Lilongwe Magistrate Court Friday afternoon.