Amos Chanda

Zambia: former president’s aide arrested

Amos Chanda, the former Zambian President Edgar Lungu’s aide has been arrested and charged with insulting and obstructing officers who were searching his home.

Mr Chanda’s wife and sister-in-law who were present during the incident, were also arrested.

The three are accused of insulting and obstructing anti-corruption officers who were conducting a search at their home, BBC News reports.

Mr Chanda has not commented about the charges but during the search, he accused the officers of a witch-hunt saying he had done nothing wrong.

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There have been corruption allegations levelled against officials in former President Lungu’s regime.

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