FORMER President Rupiah Banda’s fugitive son, Henry, who is on the police wanted list has been spotted in Turkey with his father.
The two are attending the 16th Africa Energy Forum which opened on Wednesday in the City of Istanbul at Hilltop Hotel.
The former President’s son has been linked to the illegal sale of Zamtel to Libya’s Lap Green Networks during his father’s reign.
During investigations into the sale of Zamtel, Henry’s name had been popping up every time RP Capital – the company single-sourced to evaluate Zamtel assets in 2009 was mentioned.
It is alleged that Henry “engineered” the US$2.5million transaction.
Immediately, after the MMD lost elections to the Patriotic Front (PF) in September, 2011, Henry left the country and was reported to be staying in South Africa.
However, Henry was seen in Istanbul on Wednesday in the afternoon with his father and was among the delegates attending the on-going Africa Energy Forum.
He accompanied his father to various side meetings during the forum and was seen introducing his father to some delegates.
When approached by TIMES OF ZAMBIA and Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation reporters, the former President’s son opted to remain mute.
”You cameramen why are you busy getting pictures of me…leave me alone and I have nothing to say,” he said.
The former head of State, however, was also seen introducing his son to various dignitaries at the summit.
Times of Zambia