Lusaka Police Chief Joyce Kasosa has dismissed online media reports that controversial musician Pilato has been detained over his latest song titled Bufi.
Reports circulated over the weekend that Pilato has been detained at Lusaka Central Police for questioning over the lyrics to his song Bufi in which he denounces politicians for making false promises.
But in an interview, Mrs Kasosa said such reports are unfounded.She said the police have not recorded any such incident and that Pilato is still a free citizen.
“He is free just like any citizen of this country. He is not under any threat of being arrested. It is just rumours,” Mrs Kasosa said.
And Pilato also tweeted that he was safe urging friends and family not to worry saying the story of his arrest is Bufi.
He was also due to perform at a CBU students function on Saturday.Pilato, whose real name is Chama Fimba has caused some controversy over the latest song titled Bufi in which he features with Petersen.
In Bufi, Petersen and Pilato sing about broken promises like cheap fuel, construction of roads and job opportunities for young people.
The song has gone viral on most social sites with many people sharing its file.