Copperbelt Police Commissioner Joyce Kasosa has said ddispelled report by FDD that their President Edith Nawakwi was arrested by the Police in Kitwe. In an Interview with ZNBC, Ms Kasosa said that her officers cautioned the FDD President because she was operating outside the law.
Ms Kasosa said that Ms Nawakwi was holding political meetings in Mulenga compound without authority, adding that as a former lawmaker, Ms Nawakwi knows that the law requires that she notifies the Police before holding political activities.
Yesterday, FDD reported that Police in Kitwe arrested Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) President Edith Nawakwi for unlawful assembly.
FDD Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza told Qfm News that Ms. Nawakwi was picked up by the police in full riot gear around 12 hours in Mulenga compound in Wusakile constituency where she was meeting one of the FDD chairladies.
Mr Antonia said that Ms Nwakwi was taken to Wusakile Police station where she was detained for almost an hour and later taken to Kitwe Central Police Station.
Mr Mwanza said that Police recorded a warn and caution statement and later released her.