Former President Banda summoned


FORMER President Rupiah Banda has been summoned by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for interviews in connection with alleged corrupt and other criminal activities.

According to a letter of summon dated February 4, 2013 and signed by ACC director-general Rosewin Wandi, Mr Banda should avail himself before the government joint investigations team on Thursday at 09:00 hours at the Drug Enforcement Commission head office in Lusaka.

“The government joint investigations team has been carrying out investigations into allegations of corruption and other criminal activities in which you have been named.

“We are mindful that you currently enjoy legal immunity from prosecution on offences allegedly committed while you served as Republican President.
“However, it might serve your interests to avail yourself the opportunity to provide answers to the allegations made against you without losing your immunity,” Ms Wandi said.

She said should Mr Banda opt not to report for interviews on Thursday, the law enforcement agencies will pursue him.

“I further wish to advise that should you elect not to accept this invitation, which you are entitled to, the law enforcement agencies will have no option but to pursue other legal avenues.

“You are entitled to be accompanied by your lawyers,” Ms Wandi said.