Former president Frederick Chiluba’s spokesperson Emmanuel Mwamba has been arrested and charged with contempt of court.
Mwamba who handed himself over to the police in the company of his lawyer John Sangwa was by press time appearing in court.
This follows an order by High Court Judge Gregory Phiri’s who demanded for a thorough investigation meant to identify the author and publisher of contemptuous and scandalous articles commenting on murder suspect Mathew Mohan’s case that were published on Zambian Watchdog.
Earlier in the day, Mwamba was detained at Woodlands Police station after he was interrogated at Police headquarters.
At around 10:40 hours, nine uninformed police officers took Mwamba to Woodlands Police station where he was arrested and detained.
Mwamba’s lawyer had a bitter exchange of words with police officers when they forced him (Mwamba) to remove his shoes and enter a police
cell where he was to be detained.