Police in Lusaka have arrested a 29-year-old man of Msolo Primary School in Samfya for allegedly defaming President Edgar Lungu and being in possession of pornographic material.

According to a statement issued by police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo, Dickson Banda, who is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow, had been posting defamatory statements against the Head of State on Facebook using four different fake accounts.

“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: 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,” stated Katongo.