Police arrest Samfya Man for defaming President Lungu on facebook

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President Lungu officiating at the ZNS Cadet event

Police in Lusaka has arrested a 29 year old male adult of Msolo Primary School in Samfya identified as Dickson Banda in connection with the defamatory statements against the Head of State which he allegedly posted on Facebook and for being in possession of pornographic material.

Police Spokesperson Esther Mwata Katongo has confirmed the development saying the suspect is alleged to have created four different Facebook accounts using different names on which he was posting derogatory statements against the Head of State.

She says Banda was apprehended from Luanshya after Police launched investigations and has been charged with:
1. Defamation of the President contrary to section 69 of the Penal code Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia

2. Prohibition of Pornography contrary to Section 102 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act No. 21 of 2009.

He will appear in court tomorrow.


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