REVELATIONS that an opposition party is building a mansion for a judge on the Constitutional Court should trigger action by law enforcement agencies,
especially that the Judiciary is flooded with matters of national interest, Justice Minister Given Lubinda has said.
Mr Lubinda charged that it was very alarming for an opposition leader to build a house for a judge, amid the many petitions that had been brought before the Judiciary
He said that enforcement agencies should not wait to be told to investigate illegalities that were being exposed in the media.
Mr Lubinda, who is Kabwata Mmber of Parliament, pointed out that the media played a critical role of shining light where people had created darkness.
He reiterated that it was the duty of the Anti-Corruption Commission and other enforcement agencies to investigate activities that might be illegal.
“ACC does not only operate on the basis of someone going there to report that such a person is involved in this and that. ACC is mandated to investigate any matter irrespective of how they got to know about it.
“The media play a critical role of shining light where people had created darkness. So, revelations that an opposition party is building a mansion for a judge on the Constitutional Court should trigger action by law enforcement agencies,” Mr Lubinda said.
Mr Lubinda said law enforcement agencies should take keen interests in the assertions that an opposition party was building a mansion for a judge.
He said that investigative wings should find out who was financing the house being built, whose was it, and what agreements the parties involved had.
Mr Lubinda said investigative wings should be proactive, and not wait for instructions to do their job.