FORMER Bank of Zambia Governor Christopher Mvunga’s lawyer Dickson Jere says his client will not appear for questioning at Chongwe Police Station today because the matter has been resolved.
And Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga says the police have decided to cancel Mvunga’s call out in order to pave way for further investigations.
In an interview, Jere said the matter in question happened in 2018 when Mvunga complained against his neighbour over pollution.
“It was just a misunderstanding and it is an old case which started in 2018. So when the Officer in Charge reviewed the file, he realised there is not much to pursue [in] this matter. Mr Mvunga is a complainant against a neighbour for pollution. So that is where the background is and he did write letters to the council and everybody. So it was on the basis of that that he was being called to follow up the matter. We have resolved it because it is more of a civil nature. So Mr Mvunga is not appearing tomorrow (today) because this matter has been discussed,” said Jere.
“He wrote a letter complaining against the neighbour and that has been going on and on. So it was an issue whether he trespassed. So that is why the police said there was no need for him to appear and that we will proceed and deal with it internally… So it has nothing to do with his work.”
Meanwhile, Hamoonga said police had decided to cancel Mvunga’s call out in order to pave way for further investigations.
“We have decided to cancel the call out to pave way for further investigations. For us, we are saying we have cancelled the call out and it will enable us to conduct further investigations. That is all. So we have cancelled the call out to pave way for further investigations, period,” said Hamoonga.
Earlier, Hamoonga had confirmed that Mvunga was expected to appear for interviews at Chongwe Police Station today, April 5, 2022, at 09:00 hours for the purpose of investigations.