The news forced Chilima, who was unable to attend the cultural ceremony as he was attending a funeral ceremony for his close friend in Balaka, to visit Balaka Police Station.
“Vice President is at at the police station demanding release of his aides. So far Balaka police are feigning ignorance of charges against the aides stating that they are simply keeping them on directives from above” Solomon Masano posted on Facebook.
“So far no charges have been filed against them” he added.
Meanwhile on lookers crowd is swelling and UTM supporters are singing, drumming, whistling and dancing at the police station.
Unyolo and Valera were arrested at Chingeni Roadblock. They left the ceremony after sensing a possible animosity from DPP operatives.
UTM supporters are gathering at Balaka Police in solidarity.