Mrs Lungu and the four other suspects have also been charged with theft of Title of property.
Deputy police spokesperson Danny Mwale said all suspects have been detained in police custody.
"Police have jointly formally charged and arrested the former First Lady Esther Lungu aged 66, James Phiri aged 49, Lee Chisulo aged 31, Kapambwe Lungu aged 42 and Catherine Banda aged 30 all of Lusaka for three counts of Theft of Motor vehicle contrary to section 281(a) (2) of chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia."
"The suspects have also been charged and arrested with one count of Theft of a Certificate of Title for a property sitting on stand number S/Lusaka/SLN 0003/2977 in Libala South," he said.
Mr Mwale added that Mrs Lungu has also been charged and arrested for the offense of Possession of Property Believed to be Proceeds of Crime.
(Mwebantu, Wednesday, 6th September, 2023)