Former Ministry of Agriculture spokesperson Gracian Lungu was arrested by police last evening over a Facebook post about “National Intelligence Bureau”.

Lungu’s lawyer Abison Chitukula said Lungu was taken to Lingadzi Police Station in Lilongwe.

Chitukula confirmed that the arrest is related to an alleged Facebook post in which Lungu expressed his opinion about the work of the “intelligence bureau”.

Chitukula of Maxson Arnold & Associates said their view is that this is yet another shameless abuse of the power of arrest by the police.

In the alleged Facebook post, Lungu appeared to question the intelligence authority’s competency in respect to the arrest of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director general Martha Chizuma amid claims by President Lazarus Chakwera that he was not informed.

Lungu said the Bureau lacks expertise and wonders whether men working there do refresher courses to refresh their brain.