SON of former NAREP president Elias Chipimo is in detention at Kamwala Remand Prison in Lusaka on drug-related charges.
Chito Chipimo appeared in court yesterday and pleaded not guilty to charges of drug trafficking, posessing psychotropic substances and unlawful use of motor vehicle.
Chito of house number 2231 kasangula road Roma township denied the charges before Lusaka magistrate Albert Mwaba.
Chito, is in the first count alleged to have trafficked 1.43 grams of cocaine on December 27, 2019 without lawful authority.
It is also alleged that on the same date Chito had in possession 0.11 grams of amphetamine without lawful authority.
Allegations in the third count, are that on December 27, 2019 Chito used a motor vehicle namely, Toyota blade registration number BAJ 9330 to carry, conceal and convey psychotropic substances without lawful authority.
As he took plea, Chito kept his cast down avoiding eye contact with the presiding Magistrate as well as as the public in the gallary
His uncle, Francis Chipimo who is a deputy governer at Bank of Zambia attended the court hearing.
Media presence unsettled other media members that came to offer solidarity.
According to sources, Chito has been involved in drug dealing and has been on the wanted list of the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC).
Chito was eventually cornered and apprehended at a shopping mall in lusaka following a tip from an informer.
After the hearing yesterday, Chito hid his face from the public as he jumped on DEC van truck headed to Kamwala remand correctional facility where he is detained.
Trial commences on January 15, 2020.