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Mr. Lee’s employee: I insulted because I was called gay

Fred Chulu, alias Mr. Lee’s Employee, this week opted to amend his plea in case he is charged with using insulting words after spending over two weeks in the cells after his police bond was revoked.

Chulu has already entered a guilty plea and admitted to using derogatory comments on Facebook in a fit of rage after being suspected of being gay.

In this case, a 30-year-old YouTuber from Hellen Kaunda Township is accused of using insulting words three times.

It is alleged that on May 12 and May 13, 2022, the defendant appeared in three different Facebook videos that became viral on social media.

He was caught using derogatory language and acting in a way that would incite someone to disrupt the peace of the community or commit an offense against the person.

After being detained, Chulu was brought to court and entered a not-guilty plea.

However, he stopped going to meetings for almost two months, and his surety was nowhere to be found.

Investigators told magistrate Mutinta Mwenya that the accused was last seen online in a tape in China, where he appeared to be having the time of his life, when she inquired about his whereabouts last month.

The accused, who frequently publishes Facebook clips about his movements, was then issued an arrest warrant by the court.

Chulu was hauled into court around two weeks ago on the basis of a bench warrant return, and Magistrate Mwenya withdrew his bond and ordered that he be detained.

In addition, the court rejected his request for release on the grounds that he posed a flight risk because he had flown to China at his own expense to appear in court.

Chulu, who has since shaved his braids, appeared in court last week and entered a guilty plea.

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