Police, immigration ignore court order on Zambian of Somali origin

Police, immigration ignore court order on Zambian of Somali origin

The Patrotic Front government has continued to disobey court orders. This time around, The Minister of Home Affairs through the Zambia Police and Immigration officers have disobeyed a Court order by the Lusaka High Court to a Zambian of Somali origin a Harbeas Corpus. The gist of the story is Mr. Hassan Sangab was picked from his home in Emmasdale area and taken to Misisi Police Station and detained for close to a month without a charge. According to sources close to the family, Mr. Sangab who has a Zambian Registration card because he has lived in Zambia for 30 years has a personal difference with another Somalian who has connections with a senior cabinet Minister. Mr. Sangab then retained the services of Mr. Gilbert Phiri of PNP Advocates and Keith Mweemba to apply for right to be heard. Upon realising that they had over detained Mr. Sangab, the Immigration department obtained a deportation order during the time Defense Minister Davis Chama acted as Republican President. This is the time President Lungu went to attend the United Nations General Assembly in Newyork and Vice President Inonge Wina had gone for medical attention in India. The Lawyers opposed the deportation order saying Mr. Sangad was a Zambian and that the deportation order was just for the sake of running away from the right to be heard that had been filed. On November 14.2019, Lusaka High Court Judge Mapani Kawimbe ruled that Mr. Hassan Sangad’s detention was illegal and that he be released on Habeaes Corpus. Strangely last evening Police and Immigration officers went to occupy the house for Mr. Sangad with the view of deporting him. By press time Police and Immigration officers were living in Mr. Sangad’s house in Emmasdale at House no 69 off Devil street. The Police officers and immigration officers are living with Mr. Sangad’s five children and his wife. Mr. Hassan Sangad’s whereabouts are not known as the Officer in Charge at Misisi had already released him before his house was occupied. See court documents attached.

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