The High Court in Lilongwe has set May 30 2022 to pass judgement in a judicial review case involving former minister of Lands Kezzie Msukwa and his co-accused Ashok Nair who are facing corruption charges.
A notice of delivery of judgement which Weekend Nation has seen dated May 26 2022 states that Justice Redson Kapindu will deliver the judgement at the Lilongwe Registry at 2pm.
Msukwa was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in December 2021 and applied for a judicial review against his arrest on the basis that it was illegal.
Nair, who was arrested earlier, applied to join the judicial review case.
While the High Court in Zomba set aside Msukwa’s arrest and detention, the High Court in Lilongwe released Nair pending the judicial review that was granted to both.
But in a supplementary affidavit filed on February 28 2022 at the High Court in Lilongwe through ACB principal investigations officer Isaac Nkhoma, ACB wants an order dismissing the application and, also, to grant it an order discharging the order of stay of arrest and detention, including costs on the matter.
In his testimony during the judicial review, Msukwa told the court that ACB violated his rights, saying bureau officers arrested him outside Partners in Hope Hospital hospital, took him to his sick bed and chained him to a drip stand.