Robert Chungu aka ‘Bobby East’, Ruth Mukanga arrested over the viral sex video

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sex video circulating on social media allegedly involving Zambian musician Bobby East
sex video circulating on social media allegedly involving Zambian musician Bobby East

By SYLVESTER MWALE and SARAH TEMBO-
SINGER Robert Chungu, commonly known as ‘Bobby East’ and his girlfriend, Ruth Mukanga have finally been arrested in connection with the sex video which has gone viral on social media.
The two, who starred in the explicit 12-minute video, have been charged with producing and circulating pornographic material. Chungu was picked up from Chunga Township while Ruth was arrested from Chilenje at her rented apartment where the sex video was short from.
Police spokesperson Charity Munganga-Chanda and Lusaka Province Police Commissioner Lemmy Kajoba said in separate interviews that the duo was picked up in Lusaka before being released on police bond.
“You may wish to know that we have been going to their homes from the time the video started circulating but we have not been finding them. Today we managed to pick them up and arrest them,” Ms Chanda said.
The two had gone into hiding after the video hit social media sites including What’s App.
In a statement posted on social media, Mukanga, the 21-year-old former NIPA student and model asked for forgiveness from members of the public and regretted having starred in the video.
“Please accept my deepest apologies for my mistake in regards to the reports that have been going on in the last few days,” Mukanga said.
“It wasn’t my intention to create such an awkward and embarrassing situation. This is probably the hardest thing I have ever experienced in life. I thank those who are helping me through this difficult time,”the model added.
Ms Chanda said Chungu, who is an artiste signed with XYZ Entertainment, would together with Mukanga appear in court soon.
Meanwhile, police on Friday, around 18:50 hours arrested two men for aggravated robbery in Lusaka.
Ms Chanda said the two, who were armed with an AK-47 assault rifle, were arrested at Manda Hill Shopping Mall after they attacked a man of Lilayi Road who was coming from banking money at Standerd Chattered Bank.
The man was initially taken captive and forced to withdraw some cash from the ATM at Northmead. However, they could not manage to withdraw. They decided to take him to Manda Hill by force so that he could withdraw from inside. It was there where they were arrested.
Ms Chanda identified the two suspected criminals as 24-year-old Kabwe Kamfwa of house number 210 in Chilenje Township and Standwell Mwangala.

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