Police summon VJ for urging opposition to look out for rigging

Police in Lusaka have summoned veteran Politician Vernon Mwaanga over allegations that he urged opposition parties to be on the lookout for possible rigging of the August 11th general elections.

Mwaanga confirmed that four police officers visited him at his residence around 18:03 on Wednesday who brought a “call out.”

He revealed that the officers requested that he reports himself to the police on Thursday but that he informed them that he preferred Friday to allow him time to meet his lawyers.

“At 18 03 hrs this evening, 13th January, 2016, i was visited at my house No 6741 Akashambatwa Road, Olympia Extension by 4 police officers in plain clothes from the Zambia Police Service, Lusaka District Criminal Investigation Division, led by Senior Supt Chiwala Choongo, who brought a “call out” for me to report to the District Criminal Investigation Officer, tomorrow at 14 hrs for an “interview”. I told them that tomorrow Thursday was not possible, but that i preferred Friday at 09 hrs, to give me time to find a lawyer or lawyers to escort me. This is now the agreed time and date for the “interview,” Dr Mwaanga said.

Suspended MMD youth chairperson Bowson Lusambo was paid money by Davies Chama and Frank Bwalya to report VJ to police.

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