Stand Up for Zambia documentary producer Chanda Chimba the III has also been arrested and detained at the same Police station.
Lt General Shikapwasha has been charged with two counts of abuse of authority of office.
Chanda Chimba has been charged with two counts of unlawful printing and publication contrary to section 5(1)(2) of Chapter 161 of the laws of Zambia.
He also been slapped with the charge of being in possession of property suspected to be proceeds of crime.
Former Zambia Daily Mail deputy managing director Davies Mataka and consultant Ngande Mwananjiti have also been arrested and jointly charged with corrupt acquisition of public property and revenue collection.
They were all arrested this morning after appearing for questioning before the government joint investigations team.
The Stand up for Zambia documentary produced by Chanda Chimba III was critical of President Michael Sata during the run up to the 2011 elections aimed at discrediting his candidature.
Also expected to be questioned is former Ministry of information Permanent Secretary Sam Phiri.