‘Facebook Happy’ Samfya Man Nabbed for Defamation of the President
Another person has been nabbed for hiding behind the keyboard to defame the Head of State.
Police have arrested a Teacher of Msolo Primary School for creating multiple Facebook accounts to defame the President.
LUSAKA, 05TH JULY, 2018 – Police in Lusaka have 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.
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. He was apprehended from Luanshya after Police launched investigations and has been charged with:
- Defamation of the President contrary to section 69 of the Penal code Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia
- Prohibition of Pornography contrary to Section 102 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act No. 21 of 2009.
He will appear in court tomorrow.
ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO
ZAMBIA POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER