A LUSAKA resident has dragged the Attorney General and National Prosecutions Authority (NPA) to court over the police’s trend of transporting suspects from districts where they reside to areas where reports are lodged against them. Mphwaito Jabes Sakala has argued that the trend is likely to deprive suspects of their fundamental right to be represented by a legal practitioner of their choice on account of the long distance, and he believes this exponentially increases legal fees. According to an affidavit verifying originating summons filed in the Lusaka High Court, principal registry, Sakala lamented that of late, there had been a trend by the Zambia Police Service to transport persons from districts where they were resident, to districts where reports had…...

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