Lilongwe principal magistrate court has denied bail to former acting director of National Intelligence Service Kenam Kalilani and former chief ICT officer for State House Chance Chingwalungwalu who are facing charges of theft of government intelligence computers.
Magistrate Viva Nyimba could not grant bail to the two after taking into consideration a number of factors which among others centred on the state still in the process of investigating the matter.
“The state asked for more time while pleading with the court to keep the two on remand as experts determine the information which the two retrieved from the intelligence system,”
Magistrate Viva Nyimba has since adjourned the case to August 3, 2020 when issues to do with the bail application will also be taken into consideration.
The charge sheet read by principal resident magistrate Viva Nyimba says the offence was committed in June this year.
State prosecutor Moji Phiri said “the police have managed to confiscate the computers and systems from their houses after a raid”.
The prosecutor has asked the court to remand the two suspects until investigations on the matter are over.
William Chiwanje and Madalitso Kausi are representing the suspects.