The ant-corruption bureau-ACB has arrested two ward councillors and a village development committee member in Mulanje for allegedly misappropriating Local Development Funds - LDF.
According to a press statement signed by ACB spokesperson Egrita Ndala in September last year, the graft bursting body received a complaint alleging abuse of Local Development Fund (LDF).
The funds under MASAF 4 projects were meant for rehabilitation of roads, fish ponds and a forestation at Mulanje District Council.
Following the development the Anti- Corruption Bureau says it instituted investigations which established that some funds were abused.
On Tuesday ACB arrested Councillor Biston Chikadewa of Nambilanje Ward, Councilor Samuel Makwinja of Chambe Ward and Newbry Winiko, Chairman for the Village Development Committee in Chambe Ward.
Other people that have also been arrested in connected to the same are two Village Development Committee members in Nambilanje Ward identified as Isaac Beston and Robert White.
The two Councillors and two Village Development Committee members are likely to be charged with abuse of office, theft, forgery and uttering a false document.
Newbry Winiko is facing charges of aiding and abetting a public officer to abuse public office.