Malawi’s former President Peter Mutharika’s quest to remove restrictions on his bank accounts which were frozen as part of a corruption investigation has ended in failure.

On Friday, Malawi’s high court dismissed his application to have his accounts unfrozen by the country’s anti-graft agency.

In his petition, the former president also wanted the court to order Standard Bank to give him unrestricted access to his funds.

Malawi’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) last August froze the personal bank accounts of Mutharika and his wife, Getrude, in a probe seeking to uncover his role in a 5-billion kwacha ($6.6 million) cement scandal.

However, the Burea has since said it has no solid evidence against the former president, partially clearing his name.