By Martha Kachingwe Phiri, LILONGWE
Principal Resident Magistrate Rodrick Michomgwe is tommorow, Friday, expected to make his determination on the bail application by former president Peter Mutharika’s bodyguard, Norman Chisale.
Thursday afternoon, Chisale pleaded not guilty to all the four charges levelled against him including intimidation, obstructing justice and using insulting language during an exclusive interview with Zodiak Television.
His lawyer, Stanley Chirwa says it is in the best interest of justice to grant his client the bail.
Earlier, the defence objected to the state grounds for not granting Chisale bail based on the presented affidavit. Police arrested Chisale on Tuesday at their headquarters in Lilongwe.
Among others, in the TV interview, Chisale accused some law enforcement agencies and individuals of mistreating his family for freezing his bank accounts.
In criminal cases already in courts, the state is questioning how Chisale amassed so much wealth during the Mutharika regime.