By JOHN SAKALA
Police have arrested a Laboratory Technician for soliciting for women nude videos on ploy that he is a link to the infamous Mr Smith.
Mr Smith is Black man masquerading as a white man fooling Zambian ladies thinking they have gotten themselves a white man thereafter foolishly sending him nude videos.
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Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says following the trending of nude videos on social media involving men and women in the recent past, Police instituted investigations.
Ms Katongo said police in the process managed to arrest Mwamba Kafula 32 of Lubuto West in Ndola who is also a laboratory technician at Zambezi Portland.
She said Kafula has been charged with Circulation of Pornography contrary to section 102 of the Electronic Communication and Transactions Act number 21 of 2009.
“The suspect is alleged to have been purporting to be a link to a Mr Smith and was asking people through Facebook and Twitter to send nude videos on pretext that he would send them to a Mr Smith who could later send them K100, 000.
“After receiving the videos, the suspect is alleged to have been blackmailing those who sent videos asking for money from them or have the videos published. The suspect is detained in police custody and will appear in court soon,” she said.
“The Zambia Police have continued with the investigations with a view of apprehending more scammers who could have been involved and are warning all those involved in such activities that soon, the long arm of the Law will catch up with them.
“We further warn those in a habit of making and producing obscene materials to desist or face the Law,” she said.