On the 29th September, 2021, the Muvi TV Facebook page published an article claiming that the Drug Enforcement Commission arrested and charged Konkola Copper Mines liquidator Mr. Milingo Lungu for obtaining money by false pretense amounting to US 250,000,00. The article further claims that Mr. Lungu was allegedly charged with money laundering and theft amounting to K110,4million. The article alleges that Mr. Lungu is suspected to have funded the Patriotic Front election campaign.
The fact checking process has determined as misleading the claim that Mr. Milingo Lungu was arrested and charged for obtaining money by false pretense amounting to USD250,000.00, and for money laundering and theft amounting to K110.4m. The iVerify team contacted the Drug Enforcement Commission Public Relations Officer Mr. Mathias Kamanga, and he confirmed that Mr. Lungu was indeed arrested and charged. However, contrary to how the figures are attached to the charges in the article, Mr. Kamanga added that Mr. Lungu was also charged with false pretense amounting to K2.2m. He further emphasized that the arrest and charges placed on Mr. Lungu were not as a result of the allegations that he funded the Patriotic Front Campaigns.