By Delphine Zulu –
A CASE where a Lusaka driver allegedly assaulted a police officer on duty failed to take off yesterday because the suspect was not taken to court from the Correctional Centre.
When the matter came up for allocation yesterday, chief resident Magistrate Kenneth Mulife was informed by the prosecutors that the suspect was not before the court and could therefore not take plea.
This is a matter where Richard Mwila, 31, of house number D336 Mtendere Lusaka is charged with one count of assaulting a police officer contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
Particulars are that Mwila on December 6, 2016, jointly and whilst acting with others unknown did assault Jacqueline Nguni a police officer while executing her duties.
A video went viral where the conduct of the bus driver was seen beating the police officer who had apprehended him but tried to divert the route in a bid to force the police officer to abandon the vehicle.
The conductor is still at large while Mwila is detained Kamwala Correctional Centre.
Magistrate Mulife has since adjourned the matter to Monday next week for allocation and plea.