However, chief resident magistrate Dominic Makalichi did not have the docket for the case.
State counsel Sikota told the magistrate that officials at the DEC had advised their client to appear in court today for allocation of his case.
However, the DEC prosecutors were not before court.
The court said the State will notify him on the date he will be expected in court.
Lungu was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) last month and was charged with obtaining US$2.2 million by false pretenses and also theft and money laundering charges involving K110 million and US$250,000.
And Sikota told journalists that the State was not ready as they rightly heard for themselves in court.
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