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Zambia’s ex-President, Lungu, vows to spend night at police station with detained wife


Ex-President, Edgar Chagwa Lungu, has vowed to spend a night at the Ibex police station with his wife who has been detained on three counts of theft of motor vehicles.

Police in Lusaka on Wednesday arrested and formally charged the former First Lady, Esther Lungu, aged 66, with four others, on three counts of theft of motor vehicles.

Offering solidarity to his wife, Lungu vowed to be by her side until she was released.

Read more: Police detain ex-First Lady Lungu, four others over alleged theft of vehicles, certificate of title, corruption

The ex-President, at the time of filing this report, is at the police station with his wife.

On the Twin Palm Road, and at the Ibex Police Station, there is a heavy presence of police officers keeping vigil on the situation.

Earliar in the day, Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Danny Mwale, identified those arrested with the former First Lady as James Phiri, aged 49, Lee Chisulo, aged 31, Kapambwe Lungu, aged 42, and Catherine Banda, aged 30, all of Lusaka.

Mwale in a statement issued in Lusaka on Wednesday said the offence is contrary to section 281(a) (2) of chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

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