The five, Blandina Tamala Chiwaya, Limbani Mateyu, Chisomo Tumeo, Ahmed Elias Kazembe and Jane Msuku Mwalabu were employees of Salima District Hospital.
ACB says there are allegations that Kazembe, who worked as Salima District Hospital Clerk and an undisclosed Human Resources Management Officer connived to maintain the names of some members of staff on the Government payroll, yet the staff resigned in 2017.
The Bureau has established that Blandina Tamala Chiwaya who worked as a nurse at Salima District Hospital from 2014-2016 continued receiving salaries up to 2017.
Further to this, other employees Limbani Mateyu, who worked as a Medical Assistant from 2007-2018 kept receiving salaries up to 2019. Chisomo Tumeo, who worked as a Technician from 2011-2018 received salaries up to 2019, Jane Msuku Mwalabu worked as a Nurse from 2011 to 2017 but continued to receive her salary till the syndicate was busted.
Revelations also point out that Kazembe received various sums of money from the people he had maintained on the payroll.
The total sum of public funds expected to have been siphoned hits MK33.5 million