State not ready to prosecute ex-spy chief Kalilani, IT guru Chingwalungwalu

The State is not ready to start hearing of a case involving former acting director of National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) Kenam Kalilani, who is accused alongside former State House chief ICT officer Chance Chingwalungwalu of stealing an intelligence computer.

Chingwalungwalu: No charges yet

The two appeared before court on Monday to be formally charged but the State indicated that it was not ready to prosecute the matter and asked for at least 30 days before it could start prosecution.

Principal Resident Magistrate Viva Nyimba has since granted the adjournment and the matter will come up on November 2.

Nyimba stated that the case in question is a complex matter and there is no need to rush as it involves government intelligence.

However , the prosecution which was  asked to provide with disclosures by Monday have failed to submit .

Earlier the prosecutor Moja Phiri handled over the case to  Assistant Commisisoner of Police Kalua who was also absent at the court.

The lawyer for the accused Madalitso Kausi applied for the dismissal of the case as the state is not ready and has not charged the two accused.

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Philip Banda
Philip Banda
2 years ago

If the police is not ready to bring tje matter before court, why did they rush arresting the suspects? This government is a disaster.

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
2 years ago

Some of these hurried arrests will come back to haunt the police and the state

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