Kasambara Taken to Zomba Prison
Lawyer Ralph Kasambara has been taken out of Chichiri Prison to Zomba Maximum Security Prison, one of his lawyers Mr. Wapona Kita has confirmed.
However there has not been any explanation from state authorities on why Kasambara has been transferred from Chichiri in Blantyre where his family is based to Zomba, 66 kilometers away.
“What I can confirm is that he [Kasambara] has been removed out of Chichiri Prison and taken to Zomba Maximum Security Prison,” said Mr. Kita.
Kasambara was arrested on Monday and charged with abetting assault after his men overpowered and beat up two young men suspected to have been sent to petrol bomb his offices.
He was released Wednesday afternoon on court bail but the police re-arrested him two hours later.
After re-arresting him, the police insisted that the release of Mr. Kasambara lacked some procedures as release order from the prison.
“When one is given court bail while at the court he can go straight home but Mr. Kasambara was at prison the time the bail was granted so there was need to have a released order signed by prison authorities,” said southern region police spokesperson Nicholas Gondwa.
Asked why then Mr. Kasambara’s accomplices were not re-arrested, the police officer said they had started with Kasambara and would be hunting the rest.
But Thursday morning when his lawyers obtained the release order, the police instructed prison authorities not to release him. —Zodiak Online