Nigerian Pastor Julius Isaac Amata who was arrested last week for drug trafficking has denied the two charges slapped against him.
Particulars of the offence are that Julius Isaac Amata on 24th January, 2018 in Lusaka, did traffic in Psychotropic Substances namely 26.29 kilograms of Ephedrine without lawful authority.
But appearing before Magistrate Brian Simachela this morning, Amata aged 42 of Delta Ebu District in Nigeria denied the offence levelled against him.
In the first count, Amata is charged with trafficking of Psychotropic Substances contrary to section 6 of the laws of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act CAP 96 of the laws of Zambia.
In the second count, Prophet Amata is charged with importation of Psychotropic Substances Act CAP 96 of the laws of Zambia in which he pleaded not guilty to both cases.
And his lawyer, Tutwa Ngulube has confirmed that the matter comes up on 8th February, 2018 for the commencement of trial, while the man of God remains in custody.
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