DEC records warn and caution statement against Sata as violence erupts

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has recorded a warn and caution statement from Patriotic Front (PF) leader Michael Sata involving the US $100,000 transaction at Finance Bank.

And police this morning fired tear gas to disperse a mob of Patriotic Front (PF) cadres who accompanied their leader to the DEC offices.

DEC refused to allow the crowd to enter its offices insisting that they only wanted Sata and his lawyers.

But the crowd would not badge prompting police officers to fire teargas canisters.

One person named as ‘Judge’ Ngoma, Sata’s bodyguard, has reportedly been injured.

Sata was caught up in the fight but police managed to pick him from his supporters and interrogate him.

DEC spokesperson John Nyawali later confirmed to the Watchdog that, DEC recorded the statement against Sata as part of the ongoing investigation involving the transaction.

He said several other Finance Bank employees and some officials at Action Auto who are believed to have been involved in the transaction have also been interviewed.

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