Former Defence Minister Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba (GBM) has been slapped with eight charges in relation to a Zesco tender to supply electricity poles.
But the Kasama MP has not been formally arrested as his lawyers asked for time to study the charges.
GBM confirmed the development in an interview outside Woodlands Police Station where he had gone for interrogation following orders from his former personal friend Michael Sata and the cartel holding him hostage
Mr. Mwamba was accompanied to the police station by his wife Chama, his children among the Sibongile and his lawyers Makebi Zulu, Jonas Zimba and Matha Mushipe.
A number of opposition leaders such as MMD National Secretary Kapembwa Simbao, Kabinga Pande, Chitambo MP Mushili Malama, Lubanshenshi MP Patrick Mucheleka were among the people at the police station.
Photos below show the scene at Woodlands police when GBM went to interogation
Others were Edwin Lifwekelo from UPND, Paul Moonga from UPND, Dante Saunders and Fr. Frank Bwalya.
When asked to comment on the charges, Makebi Zulu confirmed that his client has been charged with eight charges but has asked for time to study the charges before a possible formal arrest can be made.
There were also a horde of GBM supporters outside the Police Station.