RB arrested, released on police bond

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2013-03-19 13.21.02Former 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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161 Responses to RB arrested, released on police bond

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

    Toms Outlet Store - March 27, 2013
    21:20

  2. What a great summary CJ.

    buy toms shoes - March 27, 2013
    06:10

  3. leave the big man alone.viva RB

    maria - March 26, 2013
    10:58

  4. Oh my God.

    Chilufya - March 26, 2013
    05:03

  5. 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.

    chikubabe - March 26, 2013
    04:44

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

    Nelson Bj Elisons - March 26, 2013
    03:38

    • good one

      nchelela bula - March 26, 2013
      07:31

  7. 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.

    Tikambeko - March 26, 2013
    01:56

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

    jack mwimbu - March 25, 2013
    23:11

  9. 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..

    Hanson - March 25, 2013
    21:44