Crime

Hakainde’s aides held at Woodlands Police

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  • In October 2020, the two appeared on Muvi TV Assignments programme and produced a large stack of National Registration Cards that they claimed were irregularly issued.

By NATION REPORTER

UPND president Hakainde Hichilema’s spokesperson Anthony Bwalya and assistant for special duties, Mubita Nawa have been arrested for alleged theft and forgery.

They are expected to be charged with theft and fraud charges related to NRCs.

Police spokeperson, Esther Katongo confirmed the development in a statement.

Ms Katongo said the two were currently detained in police custody yet to be charged with the subject offences.

She however said detailed information would be given at an appropriate time.

In October 2020, Police issued a “warn and caution” on theft and fraud charges against the duo.

In October 2020, the two appeared on Muvi TV Assignments programme and produced a large stack of National Registration Cards that they claimed were irregularly issued.

Police began investigating the matter and summoned the two to establish how the duo came into possession of secure national documents only issued to individual citizens.

Mr Hichilema shortly after the incident employed the two in his office as political aides.

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