POLICE TO ACT ON STATE HOUSE DIRECTIVE

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By Nation Reporter

THE appeal by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda to arrest people using social media to report falsehoods on President Edgar Lungu, is a wake-up call for us to strengthen our system, Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has said.

This week On Tuesday during a special interview on ZNBC, Mr Chanda directed the Law Enforcement to arrest people using social media to report falsehoods about President Edgar Lungu’s health.

Ms Katongo said the directive is a reminder to the police service to strengthen its system and stop lawlessness in the country.

Ms Katongo said in an interview yesterday, all those who will be found wanting will face   criminal charges.

She  said the police will be on alert and ensure that people reporting falsehoods on the Head of State are apprehended.

Ms Katongo said such behavior is criminal and no one will be spared.

“As Police we have taken the directive very seriously and we shall up our game and ensure that people who are fond of doing such things are arrested.

“It is our duty to ensure that we arrest perpetrators of such acts. “

Ms Katongo observed that the acts are uncalled for, because it is disrespectful to the office of the Presidency.

She has since appealed to the members of the public to respect the office of the Presidency and stop uttering falsehoods to avoid facing the wrath of the law.

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