Andrew Banda quizzed on company dealings

Zambia Supreme Court

POLICE yesterday summoned former President Rupiah Banda’s son, Andrew, to assist with investigations regarding his company.
Police assistant public relations officer Esther Katongo yesterday confirmed that Andrew was summoned to Police Headquarters in Lusaka where he was interviewed.
Mrs Katongo said the interview was meant to assist the police in their investigations into the dealings of one of his companies.
“Andrew Banda was summoned by the police and he came to headquarters at 09:00 hours today,” Mrs Katongo said.
She said the police want to establish the kind of business AB Logistics was engaged in and that he went to the police headquarters to assist with the inquiry.
Mrs Katongo said the police are still investigating the matter and that Andrew left the police station after the inquiry.
“We are still investigating… we have an inquiry into some dealings that his company AB Logistics was involved in,” she said.
And Andrew’s lawyer Milner Katolo confirmed that his client was summoned by the police.
Mr Katolo said Andrew was interviewed in his absence and he did not know the reason for the summons.
He said all he was told by police was that Andrew had vital information, which law enforcement officers needed.
“I went with him to police headquarters and I left him there because I had a matter at the High Court. The police decided to talk to him in my absence. They said he has vital information for them,” Mr Katolo said.