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Stacy Jones waits for response to habeas corpus

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  • In this matter, Ms Jones, who is a friend to Mr Kambwili’s daughter, Chanda, is demanding that she be released from detention as no charges have been levelled against her and has cited the Attorney General as the respondent.

By NATION REPORTER

ATTORNEY General Likando Kalaluka is yet to respond to an application for habeas corpus by Stacy Jones for alleged theft of US$160, 000 at Chishimba Kambwili’s home in December last year.

In this matter, Ms Jones, who is a friend to Mr Kambwili’s daughter, Chanda, is demanding that she be released from detention as no charges have been levelled against her and has cited the Attorney General as the respondent.

According to an affidavit in support of summons for writ of habeas corpus filed in the Lusaka High Court on Tuesday, Ms Jones stated that on January 26, 2021, she was picked up in Ndola by police officers from Chilenje Police Station and is being held at Godfrey Miyanda Police Post in Lusaka.

She stated that the police detained her claiming that they were carrying out investigations in the alleged theft of US$160, 000 at Mr Kambwili’s home in December last year.

Ms Jones stated that she has been in detention for more than six days without being officially charged for the alleged offence which is unlawful and unconstitutional. She claimed that the police have continued to question her without specific charges and that she has been subjected to torture to coerce her into confessing her role in the alleged theft. But as at yesterday, there was no response from the Attorney General.

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