Senior Resident Magistrate Wanangwa Nyirenda has reserved his ruling to 1 September 2022 on the application to discharge Dutch national Wim Akster on charges of being found in possession of firearms.
Akster was arrested in November 2021 after police found that the firearms did not have any legal documentation.
State Prosecutor Levison Mangani told the court that Akster’s discharge application is baselessly aimed at delaying the case.
However, the defence lawyer, Gimeon Nyanda, insisted the case dates back to 2020, hence applying for discharge.
Meanwhile Child Rights Activist, Memory Chisenga, asked the court to deport Akster arguing he is a total threat to children and national security.
Akster is also answering charges of sex trafficking and sodomy.
Reported by Thomas Psyata, MBC Online Services.