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Drama as hospitalized lawmaker, Banda, is discharged, quizzed by police, returned to hospital again


Police in Lusaka have picked up Petauke Central lawmaker, Emmanuel Banda, for questioning in his abduction case upon being discharged from Maina Soko Military Hospital.

Rae Hamoonga, the Police Spokesperson, said Banda was discharged from Maina Soko Medical Centre at approximately 13:00 hours.

Hamoonga in a statement issued in Lusaka on Monday, stated that following his discharge, Banda was escorted by Police Officers to Twin Palm Police Station for an interview regarding ongoing investigations.

He said the interview was conducted in the presence of his legal counsel, Makebi Zulu.

“During the course of the interview, Honourable Banda developed a medical condition that necessitated immediate medical attention,” Hamoonga said.

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He stated that in accordance with his rights as a suspect to seek medical care, police officers promptly transported him back to the hospital.

Hamoonga added that Banda was fully conscious upon his arrival at the hospital, where he was currently receiving medical attention.

“The police will continue to monitor Honourable Banda’s condition and ensure that all legal protocols are followed,” he said.

Hamoonga assured the nation that further updates would be provided as the situation develops.

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