Zambian ex-president Rupiah Banda arrested

  • Former Zambian president, Rupiah Banda, was arrested on Monday in connection with a Nigerian oil deal.

    Banda is accused of siphoning more than $11 million during his three years in office from 2008 to 2011.

    He was questioned for nearly three hours before being freed on bail, according to officials.

    Banda’s arrest comes after he was stripped of presidential immunity earlier this month.

    He denies the charges and claims he is the victim of a witch-hunt. Banda is due in court later today.

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