Malawi Police Service has announced the arrest and detention of 43-year-old Benson Vitsitsi over multiple financial crimes.
Vitsitsi is the owner of one of Malawi’s prestigious traveler bus service providers – Kwezy Buses.
Deputy National Police Spokesperson Alfred Chimthere confirmed the development with local media on Wednesday, stressing that Fiscal Police arrested Vitsitsi on Tuesday on various offences believed to have been committed since 2017 involving USD 5.7 million (about K6.3 billion).
“He has been charged with money laundering, illegal externalization of foreign currency, conspiracy to commit offences and aiding another to commit offences. Twelve of his accomplices, including two Malawian women – Angela Chigwira and Monica Arame – and 10 Chinese nationals are on the run,” said Chimthere.
Vitsitsi will appear in court soon to answer charges as levelled against him.
This is not the first time for the entrepreneur to find himself in collision with the course of law. In 2017, Vitsitsi paid K31.2 million in taxes after pleading guilty to the charge of falsifying documents to clear his buses.