Nigerian Prophet Arrested In Zambia For Drug Trafficking
A Nigerian pastor popularly called Prophet Isaac Amata has been arrested by Zambian authorities for allegedly trafficking 26.29 kilogram of ephedrine, a medication and stimulant drug.
His arrest was announced by a spokesperson for the drug enforcement agency on Thursday.
Prophet Amata, 42, is known for having predicted that President Edgar Lungu would win Zambia’s 2016 general elections.
He was arrested by anti-drug officers on Wednesday upon arrival at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka, the country’s capital, according to Drug Enforcement Commission spokesperson, Theresa Katongo.
She said the Nigerian pastor was arrested upon arrival at the airport from Nigeria aboard a South African Airways plane.
Xinhua news agency quoted her as saying that the suspect is currently in police custody and will appear in court soon.