Police Arrest Radio Caller For Defamation Of The President

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President Edgar Chagwa Lungu speaks during the tour of Toshiba Energy Systems Keihin Operations in Tokyo,Japan on Tuesday,December 18,2018. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2018

13TH MAY, 2019 – Police have arrested Male Fred Maanya aged 31 of Zaoni street in Luanshya for Defamation of the President during a phone in program.

This occurred on 28th March, 2019 at 06 50 hours during a phone in program hosted by Millennium Radio Station.

The suspect is alleged to have called the radio Station where he introduced himself as Chanda from Kabwe and later used derogatory remarks on the Republican President.

Investigations revealed that the suspect was not Chanda but Fred Maanya of Luanshya and not Kabwe as he suggested.

He is currently detained in police custody and will appear in Court soon.

ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO
ZAMBIA POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

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