A court in Zambia on Monday acquitted a Nigerian prophet of two charges of drug trafficking.
The court acquitted Isaac Amata, 42, of two charges of trafficking and importation of ephedrine, a prohibited drug, following the failure by state prosecutors to prove the charge.
The Nigerian prophet was arrested on January 25 upon arrival at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka, the country’s capital for, allegedly trafficking 26.29 kilogram of ephedrine.
Tutwa Ngulube, the Nigerian prophet’s lawyer, told reporters after the acquittal that it was evident from the start that the case would not go anywhere.
He said he will sit down with his client on the way forward, which may include the possibility of suing the state for unlawful prosecution.