Former Kasama District Commissioner Nathan Ilunga has been arrested and detained by the police for illegally removing campaign posters stuck on some buildings in the area.
Mr Ilunga a staunch Patriotic Front cadre, was picked-up after some church members that found him tearing and defacing campaign posters.
They later reported him to the Electoral Conflict resolution committee who later took the matter to police.
Northern Province Police Commanding Officer, Mukuka Chewe has confirmed to ZNBC News in an interview in Kasama.
Mr Chewe says Mr Ilunga who is in police custody, is expected to appear in court on Monday.
Mr Chewe has warned of Police action against people tampering with peace and security for political expedience in the run-up to the September 20 tripartite elections.
Mr Ilunga was allegedly caught red-handed removing campaign posters for various candidates with the exception of those from the PF.
Meanwhile, a 25 year-old man has been brutally assaulted by his father for putting on an MMD campaign badge bearing the portrait of an MMD candidate.
George Musonda of Kasama’s Chibangula Village has since been arrested and detained after his son Evans reported him to the police Sunday morning.
Evans, who was found at Kasama Police station lodging his complaint, has suffered a deep wound on his head.
And Kasama political activist, Cephas Bwalya has urged police to conclusively prosecute the matter bordering on political brutality.