The Drug Enforcement Commission has recorded a second statement from the leader of the Patriotic Front Michael Sata in connection with the US$ 100 000 transaction at Finance Bank.
This follows Mr. Sata’s failure to provide answers to some questions when he appeared before investigators last week.
Mr. Sata was given time to adequately prepare so that he could provide answers to some questions.
He was accompanied by his lawyers.
The Commission has instituted investigations in the US$ 100 000 transaction at Finance Bank in order to establish if there were any irregularities in the transaction.
Meanwhile, the Commission would like to express its disappointment with some members of the public who are issuing misleading statements to the media in order to derail its work.
Members of the public especially politicians should not mislead people by insinuating that the Commission is working under instructions to investigate and allegedly persecute people perceived to be not in good standing with government.
The Commission is an autonomous and professional organisation which is there to serve the interest of Zambians and not to settle political vendettas.
It is unfortunate that some people have deliberately chosen not to support the fight against money laundering and drug trafficking by attempting to frustrate efforts aimed at protecting Zambia from becoming a haven for drug traffickers and money launderers.
Despite all the unnecessary attacks, the Commission would like to assure the public that it will remain focused in executing its mandate.
This is according to statement issued by the Drug Enforcement Commission