Zambia’s ex-President Rupiah Banda arrested

Zambia’s former President Rupiah Banda has been arrested in connection with a Nigerian oil deal, officials say.

He is accused of stealing more than $11m (£7m) during his three years in office, Reuters news agency reports.

Mr Banda who was stripped of presidential immunity a week ago, was questioned for nearly three hours after his arrest before being freed on bail.

The former president denies the charges and says he is the victim of a witch-hunt. He is due in court on Tuesday.-BBC

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