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Zambia Ex-President Banda Arrested Over Sale Of Nigerian Oil-Bloomberg News

Zambia Ex-President Banda Arrested Over Sale Of Nigerian Oil-Bloomberg News 1
Former Zambian President Rupiah Banda was arrested and charged with abuse of authority in connection with the sale of Nigerian oil when he was in office. 
Banda, 76, was released on 500,000 kwacha ($93,000) bail after surrendering his passport and will appear in court tomorrow, Namukolo Kasumpa, a spokeswoman for the Government Joint Investigative Team, said today. Investigators will resume questioning Banda on April 4. 
Zambia’s former President Rupiah Banda arrives at the Drug Enforcement Commission in Lusaka where he was summoned for questioning. Photographer: Joseph Mwenda/AFP via Getty Images
“He totally denies any wrongdoing,” Sakwiba Sikota, Banda’s lawyer, said today by mobile phone. “He will be vindicated by the court.”

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