The Director of Public Prosecutions has entered a nolle prosequi in a matter in which Hakainde Hichilema’s aides were facing a charge of obstructing police officers in the course of their duty.
This in in a matter in which Hichilema’s political advisor William Banda, the party president’s deputy secretary Brian Mwiinga and eight others were accused of obstructing police officers who went to arrest their leader on April 10, 2017.
When the matter came up today, a state prosecutor informed Magistrate Faidess Hamaundu that he was in receipt of a nolle prosequi from the DPP to discontinue the proceedings against the ten accused persons.
Magistrate Hamaundu has since discharged the accused persons.
The court has however advised the Hichilema’s aides to take legal action should the police officers fail to return their personal property which was seized during the arrest.
Among the items seized was a camera and phones.