Kenyan Police Want Henry Banda’s Physical Details
Posted by Administrator on March 8, 2012
KENYAN Police have asked Zambian security wings investigating the whereabouts of former President Rupiah Banda’s son, Henry, to provide physical details that include finger prints.
They also want face recognition and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) saying this is in line with International Police (Interpol) guidelines to authenticate the arrest notice.
This is according to the Kenyan Daily Nation newspaper that ran the article on Tuesday last week.
Kenya’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID) director, Ndegwa Muhoro, was quoted in the Daily Nation newspaper as saying police in that country could not arrest Henry because the warrant of arrest issued by the Zambian Police had not been authenticated by the Interpol headquarters in Lyon, France.
“In the absence of an authenticated warrant, we cannot do anything, even if the police spotted him,” Mr Muhoro said.
He explained that the Zambian Government was expected to furnish Interpol with the “physiological characteristics” related to the shape of the body, fingerprint, face recognition, DNA, palm print, hand geometry, iris recognition and the complexion of the suspect before the arrest could be sanctioned.
Henry is wanted in Zambia to face charges in relation with a Cayman Islands-registered company, RP Capital, that was paid up to US$12.6 million to evaluate the repossessed Zamtel assets during the MMD rule.
The notice commonly referred to as the Red Notice or alert, helps the concerned authorities to locate and arrest suspects and once issued, it would significantly restrict Henry’s ability to cross international borders.
Spokesperson of the team of security wings investigating the matter, Charity Chanda, maintained yesterday that Henry was still wanted by the law enforcement agencies.
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