Maxwell Mwale arrested over MMD bicycles and pleads not guilt
Former Mines Minister Maxwell Mwale has pleaded not guilty to one count of failing to account for property believed to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained.
Mr Mwale took plea this morning before Lusaka Chief Resident Magistrate, Joshua Banda.
It is alleged that on October, 18, 2011, Mr Mwale jointly with others had in their possession 261 bicycles which were reasonably suspected to have been obtained unlawfully.
Meanwhile, Mr Mwale has been released on bail.
Chief Resident Magistrate Joshua Banda has granted Mr Mwale a K30 million bail in his own recognition.
Mr Mwale has also been ordered to give two working sureties in their own recognisance.
Earlier, Defence Lawyer Sakwiba Sikota and Sunday Nkonde applied for the bail saying that their client is facing a bailable offence.