Heavily armed police have raided the UPND secretariat looking concealed weapons and stolen goods.
But Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo says she is not aware of the operation and what the police officers were doing at the UPND secretariat.
Meanwhile, UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma told News Diggers! in an interview that police did not find anything after conducting their search in the presence of party lawyers.
The operation began around 16:30 and according to a search warrant signed by a Lusaka Magistrate today, police are under the impression that offensive weapons have been concealed in the UPND secretariat.
Asked what police were doing at the UPND secretariat, Katongo said; “I am just hearing calls from members of the press but I am not aware that there is even an operation. They haven’t debriefed me yet.”
Meanwhile, Kakoma told News Diggers! said police did not find anything after conducting their search in the presence of party lawyers.
“The raid is over, they have gone back to their base. When they came they didn’t say what they were looking for, they only found our guards and a few people who were discussing a proposed party renewal exercise on the 12th of November. So they refused to allow them to search until our lawyers were informed and two of them came to witness the search. They searched in all the rooms and all over the premises looking for offensive weapons but they drew a blank,” said Kakoma.
“After that they left but we hear that apart from raiding our offices, they also intend to raid houses of some senior members of the party and they will do that up to Tuesday we understand.”