POLICE in Kasama have recorded a warn-and-caution statement from opposition UPND vice president for administration Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba in connection with reports that he was allegedly held an illegal meeting in the district.
Mr Mwamba was questioned today around 12:00 hours following reports on Monday that he had been conducting illegal meetings in public places in contravention of the public order Act.
Acting Northern Province Police Commissioner, Lackson Sakala confirmed the development to journalists shortly after Mr Mwamba appeared for questioning at Kasama Central Police Station today.
According to Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC), Mr Sakala said the former Kasama Central MP was alleged to have presided over a meeting on Monday afternoon at Kasama’s Chambeshi market without a police notification.
Mr Sakala however, said police investigations established that Mr Mwamba was not holding a meeting but was just doing some shopping at the time of the incident.
He advised political parties to desist from holding meetings without notifying the police, as doing so, was against the Public Order Act.
Mr Mwamba was accused of going into hiding when police officers went to pick him at his home in Kasama.
He also confirmed on his facebook account that he had passed through a market before he was confronted by police officers who were allegedly overpowered by his supporters.