There was drama this morning in the Lusaka Magistrate Court when embattled Director of Prosecutions Mutembo Nchito entered a nolle prosequi in the case in which he faces nine charges of criminal offences.
Mr Nchito who was initially represented by his brother Nchima as lead defence counsel told rthe court that he has entered a nolle prosequi in all the nine charges because of insufficient evidence to prosecute.
He explained that the charges against him should not stand because they are all politically motivated.
Mr Nchito said he is aware that his political enemies want to abuse the court system to fight him.
At this stage, Magistrate Mwale adjourned the proceedings to March 02 2015 to allow him time to investigate Mr Nchito’s application.
Magistrate Mwale who was clearly surprised by the turn out events announced in court that this was the first time he is hearing of a DPP entering a nolle in his own matter.
He said he needs time to adequately research on the application before making a ruling.
The matter against Mr Nchito was brought to the Lusaka Magistrate Court by private citizen Newton Nguni? after the initial court action in a Chongwe subordinate court were quashed.