STATE Fails To Answer Why HH Was Allegedly Pepper Sprayed On His Private Parts By Police .

PROSECUTING counsel in the United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema treason charge could not respond to preliminary issues raised by defense lawyers today stating that it needed to to get instructions from certain institutions and that the nature of the issues raised needed thorough investigations.

This is in a matter where defense lawyers yesterday asked the state to explain who they had allowed to visit the accused whilst in custody at Lilayi police cells in the middle of the night of 12th April,2017 as well as why the police officers pepper sprayed the accused and his co-accused on the private parts.

Matter comes up for further hearing tomorrow, Thursday 20th April 2017 at 09:00hrs

The adjournment is to give the State time to respond to the issues raised by the defense, before magistrate Malumani gives a comprehensive ruling.

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