Today: Tuesday, 5 March 2024 year

The former first lady of Zambia has been arrested on charges of theft.

The former first lady of Zambia has been arrested on charges of theft.

Zambian police have arrested former first lady Esther Lungu on charges of theft.

“Police … have filed formal charges against former First Lady Esther Lungu and have detained her … on three counts of car theft,” the police said in a social media statement.

It is noted that four more people were detained along with her, they are being charged with the same charges.

Esther is also charged with possession of property believed to be the proceeds of crime.

All detainees are in custody.