PATRIOTIC Front secretary general Davies Mwila has suspended Eastern Province youth chairperson Emmanuel J Banda commonly known as Jay Jay for misconduct.

And Eastern Province Police Commissioner Luckson Sakala says Jay Jay did not appear in court yesterday because he was not yet indicted.

In a letter dated August 24, Mwila gave Jay Jay 14 days to exculpate himself.

“PF secretary general Davies Mwila has suspended Provincial Youth Chairperson for Eastern Province Jay Jay Banda from his position with immediate effect following his alleged conduct at Lusaka Central Police and the alleged illegal public procession in Chipata District. It has come to my attention that you have been accused of storming the Lusaka Central Police Station where it is alleged that you beat up some unsuspecting officers on duty, getting away with undisclosed amounts of money belonging to one of them and the alleged illegal procession in Chipata District after you were released”, read the letter.

“In view of the above and the subsequent criminal charges that have since been levelled against you by the Zambia Police Service, I find your alleged conduct in breach of Article 75, regulation 29(c) and (f) of the Party Constitution. I therefore suspend you from your office and given 14 days to exculpate yourself why further disciplinary action should not be taken against you. Last week, PF secretary general warned that there would be no sacred cows in the party and no one will be allowed to commit criminal activities using the party as a shield. He has since called for exemplary behaviour from the Party’s general membership.”

And in an interview, Sakala said Jay Jay was still in custody.

“He has not appeared in court; they have delayed to indict him. I am sure he will be indicted this afternoon and he will appear in court tomorrow morning. Apparently he is still in custody,” said Sakala.