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The Nampula Provincial Office for the Fight against Corruption (GPCC) has detained the head of a Provincial Migration Services division in Nampula for alleged corruption and abuse of office, accusing four of the detainee’s colleagues of the same crimes.
The head of division is the only one detained, his colleagues having so far only been indicted. Their alleged crime is to have collected money from foreigners who have entered the country illegally, and who were approached in public spaces, especially at weekends.
According to the GPCC in the northern capital, case number 10/0303/P/GPCC-NPL/2019 has been filed against the accused for preparatory instruction. A sixth individual, of Nigerian nationality, is also registered as implicated in the same case.
The GPCC further notes that the suspects were not authorised to carry out any inspection in public spaces.
The head of immigration was detained because it was proved that he had accepted bribes from foreign individuals illegally present in the country, Freddy Jamal, the GPCC’s chief prosecutor saying there were indications that those implicated committed the crimes alluded to on an ongoing basis.
Between January and April, 136 criminal proceedings were processed, of which 37 were filed following popular denunciations, participation by officials of state institutions, ‘flagrante delicto’ seizure and audit reports.
Of the total number of GPCC files, charges were brought in least 31, the source said. Ten citizens were arrested and more than 235,000 meticais recovered from frozen bank accounts.
By Jamal RamadaneSource: O País