The Director of Criminal Investigations has summoned advocate Danstan Omari over the Matiang’i residence police raid incident.
In a letter by detective Michael Sang, a senior Superintendent of Police, lawyer Omari should appear before him on 22nd February 2022 at DCI headquarters without fail.
Sang says he is investigating allegations of publication of false information amongst other offences in regard to the alleged invasion and raid of the residence of former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on 8th and 9th February by “a battalion of police officers”.
The detective claims that Omari, who is one of the lawyers representing Matiang’i is connected to the offence or has information which can assist him in his investigation.
The officer further notes that should Omari fail to appear before him, he is liable for prosecution.
However, some are concerned about the advocate/client privilege because the knowledge acquired by the advocate while acting for a client should be treated as confidential and should not be disclosed to anyone without the client’s consent.