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Bowman Lusambo arrested by Anti Corruption Commission officers Again

General News Bowman Lusambo arrested by Anti Corruption Commission officers Again

Former Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has been arrested by Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) officers. Mr Lusambo was arrested immediately after coming out of the courtroom at Lusaka Magistrate court where he is facing another charge.

An unidentified officer accompanied by two armed officers informed Mr Lusambo that he was under arrest after coming out of the courtroom.

The officer did not however explain the offence for which Mr Lusambo has been arrested. Mr Lusambo has then driven away from the Lusaka Magistrate court premise.

Efforts to get ACC Spokesperson Queen Chibwe failed as the phones were not reachable.

However, Patriotic Front acting President Hon. Given Lubinda said that the arrest of Kabushi member of parliament Bowman Lusambo is an abuse of power.

Speaking after he visited Hon. Lusambo who is detained at Kabwata police station in Lusaka, on allegations that he is interfering with witnesses, Mr Lubinda said Zambians should now start paying attention to what Archbishop Banda said about the abuse of power.

He said it is a wanton abuse of power for the sitting Head of State to use a press briefing to express anger against individuals. Mr. Lubinda said it is clear that all State machinery is operating on the instructions of President Hichilema because most of the people he mentioned during his last presser have been arrested. Mr. Lubinda, the former Kabwata lawmaker and Justice Minister said the decision to arrest Hon. Lusambo is directly interfering with the powers of the judiciary which granted him bail.

“Hon. Lusambo was granted bail by the magistrate after he was previously arrested and if he did anything wrong he was supposed to be presented before a magistrate that granted him bail. His arrest is interfering with the powers of the judiciary, how is Lusambo even interfering with the witnesses when he does not even know them, ” Hon. Lubinda said.

He has since urged Zambians to stand up and defend human dignity and rights.

“Zambians including praise singers be on the lookout because you are no longer safe, the day you will say something that does not sit well with President Hichilema, you will be arrested. Zambians stand up and defend human dignity and rights. President Hichilema should start handling politics in a civil manner,” Mr. Lubinda said.

18 COMMENTS

  1. THIS BLOKE IS PURE AND SIMPLY A THUG
    BUT BEING RE ARRESTED DOESNT SEEM RIGHT
    WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR POLICE THAT THEY CANT GET EVERYTHING TOGETHER
    AND WORK FROM THERE ?
    THEY MAKING F00LLS OF THEMSELVES
    COULD BE ON PURPOSE ? GIVING HIM CHANCE TO SUE ?

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  2. Hon. Lubinda, PLEASE LEAVE OUT ZAMBIANS……….ITS YOURS and LVSAMBO`s CALL. SORT IT OUT BY YOURSELVES. ZAMBIANS WERE NOT PART OF WHAT MR. LUSAMBO IS SUSPECTED OF DOING, IN FACT HE IS SUSPECTED OF ILLEGALLY TAKING WHAT BELONGS TO ZAMBIANS. IT SHOULDN’T BE HARD TO PROOVE WHAT WAS LEGAL.
    WE ARE GETTING TIRED OF YOUR NOISE. INFACT ZAMBIANS ARE UPSET WITH CURRENT GRZ, THAT IT HASNT DONE ENOUGH. SO STOP BEING A CRY-BABY and MAN-UP.

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  3. Political fights by hh. Very childish president. Lusambo will prove his innocence and hh will go on live TV to attack him. A president who makes personal attacks on citizens is very immature. Grow up

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  4. HH is simply distracting himself with these costly arrests…wasting tax payers money and resources to fight every day crime…tomorrow Lusambo will be home

  5. if you are going to arrest this dumbwi dozer, do it properly otherwise let him go. This is how you make these things popular like that other one called Chimbwili. Arrest him and put him away for a long time if indeed he is a thief otherwise let him go.

  6. I worked as a journalist in the times of Zambia in the 90s. My news editor would nt have accepted this lame excuse from any reporter: “Efforts to get ACC Spokesperson Queen Chibwe failed as the phones were not reachable.”
    The phones were not reachable! A reporter who knows his job drives to the sources office, hangouts, or even home to obtain a comment. That is how to complete a story

  7. By Times Reporter – You understand how poorly paid these reporters are paid today he has too practically use his/her own money to go to ACC where he will be turned away…in the 90s Times of Zambia was a powerhouse ..it had Times Printpak was well funded with its own revenue streams…The Post Newspaper their competitor was having its paper printed by them.

  8. Police are treating these guys like VIPs I watched him when he was being driven away from court he was even standing in the van passing running commentary no handcuffs and he is a flight risk. This is a guy who has ignored ACC callouts and not answering his phone….this govt needs to get serious with these chaps.

  9. He is not a flight risk. Police and intelligence know his home and whereabouts almost everyday. They are only being dramatic. If they have a case they should arrest and charge him quickly so we can see hin in court.. We are tired of cat and Mouse Tom and Jerry stuff from police.

  10. Get yer yayas out – He was not responding to call outs simple as that please go and read court transcripts. ACC dont have to follow you to your several homes to get you in their office. Plus like he said he has insiders in ACC who tell him everything so yes he is a Flight risk.

  11. Shut the eff up tarino. Go and fight discrimination there abroad and leave Zambian issues to us who are Zambian.

  12. What is the matter with Lubinda? Let justice prevail. How does he know everything that transpired during the last regime? He wants to defend everything under the moon in the guise of persecution from GRZ. Everyone knows that injustices occurred under ECL’s rule. Zambians deserve batter regardless of who is at the helm. Period.

  13. Sort out everything by the word of mouth coz arrests will totally disorganize our country….. Don’t add problems on another problem, that’s what I can contribute.

  14. Mr Lubinda you are busy trying to hide your shame,. You capitalized on our silence big-time under your regime. In fact they should capture you next. A bunch of thieves,

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