Police warn and caution Mpombo
|Mpombo (l) accompanied by lawyer Wynter
Kabimba arrive at police
Police yesterday recorded a warn and
caution statement from George Mpombo.
But Mpombo described his
predicament as President Rupiah Banda’s monstrous Gestapo tactic to get at his
Mpombo, who was accompanied by his lawyer Wynter
Kabimba, arrived at police headquarters around 09:40 hours.
meeting with the police, Kabimba said Mpombo had been cautioned on allegations
of six counts of false preparation of documents and theft by public
“What is even more surprising is that just like PF leader
Michael Sata’s latest case,
the allegations against Mr Mpombo originate from the 2008 Auditor General’s
report when he was defence minister,” Kabimba said. “They are saying that he
produced false documents for the retirement of imprest when he was minister of
defence. So they have administered a warn-and-caution statement on him that
police are investigating those allegations relating to those six
Three police officers namely Stanley Mumbula, a Mr Nzowu and a
Mr Shibatani attended to Mpombo when he appeared for questioning.
Mpombo, the Kafulafuta MMD member of parliament, said President Banda’s
grotesque tactics would not break his spirit.
“If I had been a subject of
any audit query the suspect is normally given an opportunity to explain those
queries,” Mpombo said. “My former office, just like the Vice-President’s office,
had officers to handle such issues as the retirement of imprest. Anyway,
desperate people do desperate things. Let’s see how they will go.”
said he was ready to be taken to court.