Lawyers representing Minister of Infrastructure Ronald Chitotela wants the court to issue a bench warrant against Gregory Chifire.
This is in a matter were Mr Chifire has been dragged to court by Mr Chitotela for defamation of character.
When the matter came up prominent Lusaka lawyer, Jonas Zimba informed Magistrate Humphrey Chitalu that the suspect is aware of the court proceedings.
He alleged that the suspect has however insisted he will only come to court when the summons are served on his lawyers.
Mr Zimba told the court that he will file an affidavit to show that Mr Chifire is aware of the court proceedings so that the court can issue a bench warrant against him.
The matter has since been adjourned to the May, 22nd 2018.
In this matter it is alleged that Mr Chifire issued a defamatory statement against Mr Chitotela.