RB arrested, released on police bond

Former President Rupiah Banda has been formally arrested.

Mr Banda has been charged with abuse of authority in connection with procurement of crude oil from a Nigerian firm.

The former president has however been released on police bond. He will apear in court on Tuesday. His passport has been grabbed but this does not stop him from attending international engagements as just has to request the court to release it.

He was released on bond after producing two working sureties, who are MMD vice president for administration Brian Chituwo and his administrative assistance Mikatazo Wakumelo.

Speaking after his release, his lawyer Sakwiba Sikota says it is still very clear that the investigations team does not know why they are interrogating his client.

And Mr. Banda says he is ready to go through the entire process because he is a law abiding citizen.

And confirming the arrest and release of the former head of state, investigations team spokesperson Namukolo Kasumpa confirmed that Mr. Banda has also surrendered his passport.


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    There is an article in the Chicago Tribune Business section today the print edition has it titled

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    What a great summary CJ.

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    maria 5 years

    leave the big man alone.viva RB

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    Chilufya 5 years

    Oh my God.

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    chikubabe 5 years

    RB newo nekuuzya dont remove the abuse of authority clause,bazaganiza u a hiding something wona lomba vintu va ipa.Ati nindalama za anyoko yayi nindalama za govt not za anyoko.So ken akuti tyani.

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    Nelson Bj Elisons 5 years

    Agon is failing to run the country and start arresting pipo any how ku nsoni!!

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    Tikambeko 5 years

    Tufilile Munsenga! What do you expect when the president is sick, the economy is crumbling and nothing is going according to plan? Its like if he`s not happy, nobody should be happy. They will make sure all their perceived threats are occupied with court cases. Quote: You shall know them by their fruites/ways.

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    jack mwimbu 5 years

    fabricated rubbish, dirty satanic politics, wait 4 our time.its a vicious circle, someone must heal this?

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    Hanson 5 years

    wat of th other cases of election material and mpundu trust..wat has hapened 2 them?.u ve jst charged him ova th oil deal..?.can sum1 gve me ful details of th arest..