Police in Lusaka are yet to charge Chilanga Member of Parliament, Keith Mukata, who has been apprehended and detained for allegedly shooting to death, a security guard at his law firm.
Mr. Mukata, aged 45, was apprehended on Saturday, May 6, together with an alleged accomplice in the matter, Charmine Musonda, aged 37.
Police Spokesperson, Mwata Katongo has told TV 2 news that Mr. Mukata has demanded to be charged in the presence of his lawyers.
Police Spokesperson, Mwata KATONGO
Ms Katongo has said in a telephone interview that the police are however ready to charge Mr Mukata and Ms Musonda, once his lawyers are available.
Mr. Mukata and Ms Musonda are alleged to have shot dead Namakau Kalila Kwenda, aged 63, a guard at the offices of AKM Legal Practitioners, his law firm in Lusaka’s Rhodes Park area.
The shooting happened 40 minutes after mid-night on Saturday, and police picked an empty cartridge at the scene, as well as a Pistol, with 6 rounds of ammunitions, which was in the boot of a BMW car, registration number BCA 7262.