Medical Doctor Arrested Over His Facebook Post, Police Say He “Defamed” President Edgar Lungu

A MEDICAL Doctor of Luampa Mission Hospital in Luampa District in Western has been arrested for allegedly defaming Republican President Edgar Lungu.

Luampa Mission Hospital Director Sanki Chihinga confirmed the arrest of the Congolese Dr. Oliver Kanku.

Mr Chihinga said the arrest was made after Dr Chihinga issued disparaging remarks against President Edger Lungu on his Facebook Page.

“Prior to the arrest the doctor complained of a fake Facebook name that was created in his name with pictures of the President and insulting language purported to be his”. Mr Chihinga said.

He added that the doctor also received death threats on his Whats App from unknown mobile phone number, the matter he reported to higher authorities.

The suspect is in custody at Kabwata Police station in Lusaka pending court appearance.

4 Responses to "Medical Doctor Arrested Over His Facebook Post, Police Say He “Defamed” President Edgar Lungu"

  1. chikumbi   May 5, 2017 at 11:48 am

    this is farcical, get a grip people before the country become a dictatorship

  2. Dundumwezi   May 5, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Ukulanda pafyabene, muletekanya ba swaini ba Congo DR

    • Siba The Man   May 12, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      BUT THE SAME SWAINI HEALED YOU BROTHERS OR SISTER THE OTHER WAY ROUND.THINK TWICE YOU MICE.

  3. Noah Kanku   May 7, 2017 at 6:06 am

    After deep investigation from the police, they did not find any wrong messages either on his cellphone, gmail account and so on. As I am typing this message, he has been released and the police has suspected the hackers and will be arrested shortly.