Ex-DEC boss Zulu taken back to jail despite being given bail

Former Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Commissioner Aaron Zulu is still in detention despite being granted bail, it has emerged.

Zulu was arrested and detained on Tuesday but appeared in the Lusaka Magistrate court for mention where he was charged with abuse of authority.

Principal Resident Magistrate Aridah Chuulu granted Zulu a Five Million Kwacha cash bail when he appeared in court.

But the Watchdog has been informed that Zulu could not go home as the bail process was not finalised because state prosecutors vanished in thin air.

According to police sources, Zulu has since been transferred from Woodlands police station to Kamwala remand prison.

Sources explained that Zulu’s sureties and the money were made available but the state prosecutors ran away and switched off their phones making it impossible to finalise the bail process.

Sources further hinted that Zulu may remain in detention for a good number of days assaying there are orders from the powers that be to make sure he ‘enjoys’ prison.

The former DEC Chief is alleged to have abused his authority on July 8 this year by directing the sale of one hundred and eighteen point 897 Kilograms of Gold to Societe Financier Du Seujut SA.

The gold was allegedly sold at the value less than the market price.

Zulu is set to appear for another mention on November 23, pending consent from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to prosecute the matter.

Zulu is represented by Sakwiba Sikota.

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