“Interpol closes file on Zambian ex-president’s son”

May 10, 2013

capitalfm.co.ke on May 10, 2013 released the following:

By AFP

“JOHANNESBURG, May 10 – Interpol has cancelled a demand for the arrest of the son of former Zambian president Rupiah Banda, his lawyer said on Friday.

The international policing body could not find enough evidence against Henry Banda to justify a red notice, which requests an arrest be made, according to his lawyer Nicqui Galaktiou.

“Interpol on April 16 cancelled the red notice and all information relating to Mr Banda was deleted from Interpol’s databases,” Galaktiou told AFP.

Banda’s lawyers learned early last year that Zambian President Michael Sata’s government had reported their client to Interpol amid corruption allegations.

He has been out of the country since his father lost power to populist Sata in a presidential election in 2011 and currently lives in South Africa.

Sata has since hauled many members of the former government to courts in what critics have described as the persecution of political opponents.

But there was not sufficient evidence to implicate Henry Banda, said Galaktiou.

She accused Sata’s administration of pursuing a vendetta against the former president’s son.

“There’ve been numerous attempts by the Zambian government to harass Mr Banda.”

“Recent events in Zambia, where Mr Rupiah Banda’s (presidential) immunity has been lifted, demonstrate to us that there has been a political motive against Henry all this time.”

Henry Banda is wanted over allegations of corruption in the sale of Zambian state-run telecommunications company Zamtel to LAP Green of Libya. Sata’s government later reversed the $257-million deal.”

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Henry Banda Added to Interpol Red Notice List

April 4, 2012

Times of Zambia on April 4, 2012 released the following:

“Henry Banda Now On Interpol List

FORMER republican president, Rupiah Banda’s son, Henry, has now been placed on the International Police (Interpol) website as a wanted person.

According to the Interpol website which is managed by its headquarters in France, notice has been issued to all the 190 member-countries for the arrest of Henry Chikomeni Banda, 44.

Henry is wanted by the Zambia Police Service to answer allegations of corruption relating to the sale of Zamtel to Lap Green Networks of Libya.

According to the Interpol website, Henry was born on August 19, 1967 in Washington DC in the United States.

Interpol says Henry is wanted for suspected fraud.

“If you have any information please contact your national or local police,” stated the notice which has been issued by the general secretariat of Interpol in Lyon.

There have been conflicting reports about the whereabouts of Henry with some media reports stating that he was in Kenya or South Africa.”

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