MTN Employees Sues Attorney General for False Imprisonment

The Attorney General Likando Kalaluka and a Zambia Police officer have been sued by an accountant at MTN Zambia who is demanding K800,000 as compensation for false imprisonment and torture.

Hamanyanga Kaseele was arrested on Thursday and filed a statement of claim on Monday where he claimed to have unlawfully been arrested by a Mr Mutono, a police officer, from his workplace.

He said no reasons were given for his arrested as he was immediately taken to Chelstone Police Station where he is still in police custody.

Mr Kaseele stated that upon arrival at the police station, Mutono directed his subordinates to torture him by way of handcuffing him and beating him on his body, legs and head with an iron bar and short baton.

He claimed in his statement that Mutono later joined the police officers in torturing him and participated in the torture.

Mr Kaseele stated that when he asked the basis of his torture, Mutono increased the torture and put electric cables on his body and switched on the power so that he could be electrocuted and was electrocuted briefly.

Mr Kaseele stated that from the time he was detained, Mr Mutono has not told him why he was arrested and the reason for the torture.

He is seeking an order of interim injunction restraining Mutono through his agents or servants or whomsoever from torturing, threatening his life or doing anything calculated at directly affecting him.

He also wants an interim order compelling Mr Mutono, his agents or servants or whomsoever, to take him to the hospital and allow him to seek medical attention in the presence of his parents.

The plaintiff also wants an order compelling the police to allow his parents, relatives and family members to visit him at the police station.

He is now demanding K500,000 compensation for torture, pain , internal injuries and chest injuries and K300,000 for wrongful arrest, false imprisonment and detention and any other reliefs the court may deem fit.


  1. Spectator

    Bayendela kumozi aba bantu

  2. Winnipeg Nyirongo

    Okay, we will see. The MTN Attorney General and Zambia Police Officer against a Tonga. Let us wait and see the results of this case because it involves a Government Worker and a Private Worker but all what we are asking for here is for Justice to prevail. Thanks!

    • JM

      Point of correction; Haamanyanga Kaseele is demanding what is right for him and not because he is Tonga. Every Zambian citizen has legal rights to do the same.
      Lets not promote tribalism in everything.

  3. Dorcas Chuma

    Its unfair to torture someone without a proper reason.

  4. Davies

    Same as gassing

  5. makinka

    so u want to politicise this issue bcoz Haamanyanga z a tonga,foolish

  6. Kingfisher

    mr nyirongo careful

  7. Sevans Shipanuka Mweene

    Guys we Zambians all love each other now

  8. Dan pump

    May justice prevail and please don’t politise the matter just because he is tonga#stop tribalism

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