Chinsali – 26/10/20.
The Chinsali Magistrate Court has granted Sesheke lawmaker Romeo Kangombe a K200,000 bail in his own recognisance and two sureties resident in Chinsali for abduction and assault.
Chinsali resident Magistrate Julius Malata granted the bail after defence Counsel Cornelius Mweetwa applied under section 123 of the criminal procedure code to which State Advocate Dickson Mbao raised no objection.
Magistrate Malata has since set November 11th, 2020 as date for mention and November 25th, 2020 for possible trial.
The defence has since secured the required sureties and was by press time waiting to present them before the Magistrate.
According to the indictment before court, Mr. Kangombe is in the first charge facing two counts of abducting Sergeant Innocent Mwale and Constable Chinyama Chipango of Mununga police post on October 14th, 2020 contrary to section 253 and 255 of the penal code CAP 87 of the laws of Zambia.
Mr. Kangombe is in the second charge facing two counts of assault of the said two police officers contrary to section 250(b) of the penal code.
And speaking after the court appearance, Counsel Cornelius Mweetwa said the defence was looking forward to the start of trial to enable the State produce evidence against his client.
And UPND Livestock and fisheries Chairman Raphael Muyanda thanked President Hakainde Hichilema and the party for the support rendered to the Sesheke lawmaker.
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