The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested former Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda and charged him with corrupt practices by a public officer and receiving property suspected to be proceeds of crime.
And Chanda is scheduled to appear before the courts of law on November 28.
On Tuesday, DEC summoned Chanda to present himself the following morning for questioning into money laundering allegations but he could not show up at the Commission, saying the Commission circulated his call out on social media before serving it to him.
But when he appeared before the Commission with his lawyers on Thursday morning, Chanda was formally arrested and granted police bond after he was charged with corrupt practices by a public officer and receiving property suspected to be proceeds of crime.
His lawyer Jonas Zimba of Makebi Zulu and Associates confirmed Chanda’s arrest in an interview but could not give any further details on the matter, saying his client had given instructions not give any comments in the media about his arrest.
DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongo also denied to give an official account of today’s events.
Impeccable sources, however, say Chanda is set to appear before the courts of law on November 28.
Meanwhile, journalists neither got an opportunity to see nor speak to Chanda as he was secretly whisked away.