Former foreign affairs deputy Minister Gabriel Namulambe is currently detained at Luanshya Central Police Station on the Copperbelt province.
According to Provincial Police Chief Mrs. Charity Katanga Mr. Namulambe was picked up by police officers after complaints from people in the area.
It has been reported that Mr. Namulambe in the company of a witch-finder Justine chileshe, the former Lawmaker went around the village in Masaiti district trying to forcibly fish out witches and wizards.
The former foreign affairs deputy minister is said to have become suspicious after deaths in his family and hired the services of a witch finder.
In a brief telephone interview, Mrs. Katanga says Mr. Namulambe has been charged with the offence of accusing someone of being a witch.