POLICE officers in riot gear at the Lusaka magistrate court this morning took charge by sending people back home if they did not produce identity cards.
Police officers who were found at the gate opposite the Lusaka Central Prison screening visitors and attendees of the court, said they would not allow anyone entry without identification cards.
Employees at the court were also affected as those who forgot their IDs home were not allowed entry without express permission from their superiors.
Journalists especially freelance ones were affected too as police officers had a list of media houses to allow in.
“Can you produce your work place identity card?,” a senior police officer identified as Zimba was heard telling a journalist who was later asked to leave or face an arrest.
The officer asked the journalist what he was doing at the court and when he explained that he was there to cover Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili’s case, the police officer refused him entry saying they had received specific instructions on who should be allowed in.
Dr. Kambwili is expected to appear before the Lusaka Magistrate court this morning for allocation of the case and a possible plea taking place.