On September 24, 2022, Eden Celeb DJ Shi hope a Facebook user, shared on his Facebook page a picture of John Chiti, a Zambian Musician, claiming that John Chiti is a Police Officer and has a Police uniform. Another Facebook user, Jack Muzo, reshared the same post on the Zambia Police Recruitment Updates 2022-2023 Facebook page, sourced from Eden celeb DJ Shi hope’s page. Comments have been shared with congratulatory messages while others questioned him on whether he is a police officer or not. This picture has also been shared on various social media platforms.
iVerify Zambia has determined as false the claim that John Chiti, who is a Zambian Musician, is a Police Officer and has a police uniform. iVerify Zambia examined a statement made by John Chiti on his Facebook page in which he clarified and responded to the claim. He stated, “I wish to clarify and respond to a photo of me circulating on social media. I have received many congratulation messages and questions on whether a police officer am or not. For this reason, I have decided to put up this statement as my official response to the same. Firstly, I am not a police officer, and I don’t have a police uniform. The picture you’re seeing is an artwork design of a new song I have done. This whole thing is coming from me being an ARTIST/ MUSICIAN. I have done a new single titled “commander” in which I have featured mag44.” John Chiti further clarified that the picture was done in the studio and for designing of the artwork of the song, which he was later to consult the police before the artwork was circulated, but in the process, he saw a picture circulating, he said. John Chiti has categorically stated that “My official response to that photo is that I AM NOT A POLICE OFFICER AND I DONT HAVE A POLICE UNIFORM. That photo is artwork for my new song.” Therefore, the claim that John Chiti is a Police Officer and has a police uniform is false contrary to insinuations on various social media platforms.