Luanshya man arrested for ‘Defamation of the President’

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    Police have arrested a thirty one year old man of Luanshya for Defamation of the President.

    It is alleged that Fred Maanya aged 31 of Zaoni street in Luanshya defamed the Head of State during a phone in program.

    Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said in a statement obtained by Smart Eagles that 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, said Ms Katongo.

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

    She said the suspect is currently detained in police custody and will appear in Court soon.

    #SmartEagles 2019

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