By Becky Silumesi

Patriotic Front Acting President, Given Lubinda says he is happy that the UPND is now arresting people it alleges of having stolen, including himself, which gives them an opportunity to acquit themselves in court.

He said the behaviour of going round brandishing innocent people to be thieves must come to a stop and those suspected to have committed offenses must be presented to law enforcement agencies and be prosecuted.

“Instead of going round calling people thieves, it is good that the UPND has finally arrested me, this will give me an opportunity to exonerate myself and clear my name in a competent court of jurisdiction. I am also very happy that President Hakainde has heeded to my challenge to arrest all of us he is accusing of being thieves so we can see if he can prove his allegations,” Mr Lubinda said.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has charged and arrested Mr Lubinda on five (5) counts of being in possession of property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime.

His Lawyer Jonas Zimba has confirmed that this relates to a house in Kingsland City, the second relating to $100,000, third relating to $50,000 and another relating to $80,000, among others, found in different bank accounts.

Mr Zimba says Mr Lubinda was released on police bond after about 3 hours of interrogation and will appear in court soon.



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