In a clear attempt to divert attentions from growing concern about president Michael Sata’ heath condition and capacity to rule, the PF police have now been ordered to question former president Rupiah Banda who is enjoys immunity from prosecution.
The Government Joint Investigations Team, which is the police, DEC, ACC, say the former president should be questioned over allegations of corruption and other criminal activities.
According to a summon dated February 4, 2013 signed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) director-general Rosewin Wandi, the former President is expected to appear at the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) head office in Lusaka on Thursday this week in the morning.
“The Government Joint Investigations Team has been carrying out investigations into allegations of corruption and other criminal activities in which you have been named,” Ms Wandi said in the summon addressed to Mr Banda.
To show the foolishness of the police, Wandi said in the same summon the police are aware that Mr Banda enjoyed immunity as former President but that it was in his best interest to defend himself against allegations levelled against him.
“We are mindful that you currently enjoy immunity from prosecution on offences allegedly committed, while you served as Republican President.
“However, it might serve your interests to avail yourself the opportunity to provide answers to the allegations made against you without losing your immunity,” she said.
The ACC chief advised Mr Banda that in an event he decides not to avail himself, the law enforcement agencies will pursue other legal avenues.
[Times of Zambia]