Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:22:12 +0000
By JUSTINA MULENGA
HENRY Kapoko’s judgement date has been set for March 27th 2018 in a case in which he and 12 others are facing 20 counts of theft by public servant involving over K6.8 million.
Kapoko, the former Ministry of Health Chief Human Resource Officer who is remanded in custody, yesterday appeared before Lusaka Magistrate Kunda Tantameni for mention. However, Kapoko’s application requesting the court to hear the mention in his absence on grounds that there was erratic power supply at Kamwala remand prison where he is remanded was rejected.
Magistrate Tantameni said it was for his (Kapoko’s) own benefit that he appeared for mention.
“Appearing for mentions is for your own benefit because the court needs to see you and know that you are around before your judgement,” she said
His bail was revoked in the interest of justice after he breached his bail conditions by interfering with exhibits before court.
The matter has been adjourned to February 22nd 2018 for another mention before the day of judgement.