Increased casesMCSK Chief Executive Officer Lazarus Muli disowned the team saying there have been increased cases of individuals posing as officials of the MCSK extorting money from the public. “There is an individual who has given our organisation a hard time, and we are calling for the public’s support to have him arrested,” said Muli. Many of the traders who spoke to The Standard said the group has been luring them by asking them to pirate music for them, only to resurface later with police officers claiming to be enforcing the Music Copyright Act. One of the officials left in a huff at Maragua police station after he realised journalists had arrived at the facility and were pursuing the matter. He feared he had been unmasked and police could apprehend him.
Raid genuineThe officials had told the media the raid was genuine as they were doing it with full knowledge of police and they were jointly conducting the raid together. However, the officers said they could not arrest the suspect as there was no official complaint made against them and were hard-pressed to explain why they did not bond or detain those arrested to appear in court the following day.