Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima has been charged on six counts relating to allegations that he received $280,000 about K287.2 million from businessman Zunneth Sattar to use his influence as a public officer to award contracts to the businessman.
Dr Chilima’s attorney, Tchuka Mwale, applied for bail.
ACB Prosecutor Chrispine Mkunkha has not objected to the bail request saying the Vice President is believed to be someone who can not in any way jeopardise the case or jump bail
Mkunkha also said the case will be committed to financial crimes court in weeks to come.
Meanwhile, the court has adjourned for 30 minutes to await a ruling on the bail application. -MBC Online Services.