Echesa’s lawyers dismissed the prosecution’s claims that the said documents were recovered from his vehicle when detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) arrested him.
Further, the lawyer said the offence for which the former cabinet
member was being questioned is minor and as such did not warrant his
detention as authorities investigate the matter.
“From the affidavit of the Investigating Officer, it is clear the
offence the applicants are investigating. A minor offence of making a
document cannot call for the detention of the first respondent
(Echesa),” the court heard.
“It won’t help the investigation that he must be in custody for the
investigation of such a minor offence to be concluded,” Echesa’s counsel