Police launches manhunt for MP Ng’ambi
By Staff Reporter
Police have launched a manhunt for Patriotic Front Chifubu Member of Parliament Frank Ng’ambi who is on the run after he allegedly beat his wife.
Copperbelt Police Commissioner Charity Katanga said she had requested police headquarters in Lusaka to assist with the arrest of Ng’ambi as he was out of jurisdiction.
Ng’ambi was discharged through a nolle Prosequi before the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) ordered for his re-arrest.
Katanga also clarified that the prosecution entered a nolle prosequi without informing the police for a possible re-arrest.
Katanga told ZNBC News that the instruction to re-arrest the suspect was only given after a day.
She said in a normal situation, prosecutors are supposed to inform the police before entering a Nolle if there was any need to re- arrest a suspect.
Katanga further explained that the prosecution of cases is no longer being done by the police but by the National Prosecution Authority (NPA).
Katanga said when Ng’ambi was arrested, the police refused to grant him bond considering the seriousness of the matter.
She said the accused was only given bail by the court.
Last week the DPP issued a statement claiming that the state entered a nolle in the matter with the view to re arrest Ng’ambi.
The DPPs office wondered why the accused has not been rearrested when instruction was allegedly given.
The DPPs office explained that the reason for entering a nolle prosequi was to slap the suspect with appropriate charges that are in line with the gravity of the offence.