By Chisomo Phiri
Police have on Tuesday charged former Zomba Civil Society Organisation(CSO) leader, Sammy Aaron, with four counts related to a K709 million scam.
According to National Police Deputy Spokesperson, Alfred Chimthere, the former CSO leader has been charged alongside three alleged accomplices who are Vincent Mtambalika, an accountant for Action Hope, business lady Tiwonge Nsonthi and Juston Bulaula, a former employee of the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA).
The four have been charged with charges ranging from forgery, uttering false documents, obtaining money by false pretences, money laundering and theft.
“They were conniving through Bulaula in making false VAT claims. This is an alleged defrauding. The offences were committed between January 2021 to Sept 2023,” Chimthere said.
Aaron was arrested yesterday.
For about 10 years,he has been leading Zomba-based non-governmental organization Action Hope.
He has also led Zomba Civil Society Organisations Network for two consecutive terms.