Ex-Zambian president’s aide arrested for obstruction

An aide of former Zambian president Edgar Lungu was arrested and charged with insulting and obstructing anti-corruption officers who were searching his home, BBC reports.

The former president’s spokesperson Amos Chanda was arrested and charged alongside his wife and sister-in-law who were present during the incident and are also accused of insulting and obstructing officers.

Mr Chanda was questioned for eight hours before being charged and released on bond.

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

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