By Scoop Reporter
POLICE says international award-winning photographer Chellah Tukuta was arrested for criminal libel.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo says Tukuta was arrested over derogatory remarks on Minister of Information Dora Siliya, Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) Commissioner General, Kingsley Chanda, among others.
“Police in Lusaka have arrested Chellah Tukuta for criminal Libel. This is in connection with some derogatory remarks alleged to have been produced and posted on social media by the accused person against Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, Dora Siliya, Commissioner General (ZRA), Kingsley Chanda, Northern Province Permanent Secretary, Charles Sipanje and former Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda.
“The accused person is in police custody yet to be charged with four counts of criminal Libel. He is also expected to face more charges on the Copperbelt,” Ms. Katongo said.