Former president Peter Mutharika’s security aide, Norman Chisale, is still in custody at Chichiri Prison despite being granted bail by High Court Judge Sylvester Kalembera earlier today.
According to Chisale’s lawyer, Chancy Gondwe, the accused was not released because they delayed to serve the police and Chichiri Prison documents of the bail.
Gondwe said they only managed to serve on the state advocate and delayed to serve on the other parties such as Southern Region Police Headquarters and Chichiri Prison Service.
Chisale was arrested for the case of attempted murder following an incident in Blantyre where he shot a woman in May this year.
Chisale is also facing separate charges of fraud, tax evasion and money laundering together with Asian business man Chunara for illegally importing cement worth K5.2 billion using former President Peter Mutharika’s tax ID.