Ntchisi Police is keeping a vehicle with a number flashlight it grabbed from opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) acting president Peter Mutharika in the district last week.
The driver of the vehicle, Thomas Kanyoza, was charged with the use of the vehicle with the flashlight on its top, which according to National Police Headquarters spokesperson Rhoda Manjolo, only ambulances, fire brigades, among others, are allowed to use.
Manjolo said the Road Traffic Act prohibits the use of such vehicles by private individuals.
The case came before Ntchisi Magistrate’s Court last week, but according to Mutharika’s personal assistant Ben Phiri, the case was adjourned to April 15 because State witnesses were not available.
Ntchisi Police detained the DPP convoy few days after government said only the President and her deputy are allowed to use convoys.
Police earlier also stopped Mutharika from holding whistle-stop rallies from Lilongwe to Kasungu apparently because his programme collided with the arrival of President Joyce Banda from the US through Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe.
Minister of Information and Civic Education Moses Kunkuyu is on record to have said the law only allows the President and their deputy to use convoys.