Malawi Police have arrested a suspected buyer of albino bones in the Eastern Region District of Machinga , a woman identifies as Mary Gumbo.
Gumbo offered to buy albino bones or bones of anybody who suffered from Leprosy and two men who were caught with human bones.
Machinga Police Publicist Dave Sulumba said Gumbo hired two men as Mussa Kachepa and Mohammed James.
According to Sulumba, Gumbo asked the two to fetch for albino bones or anyone who suffered from Leprosy.
He said the two only managed to exhume bones of someone who suffered from Leprosy and were apprehended with the bones.
“They pleaded guilty to the charges laid against them in court and the case is yet to be concluded” said Sulumba.
According to Sulumba, the two are answering charges of being found in possession of human tissues (bones) which is contrary to Section 129 of the Penal Code.
The Police Public Relations Officer further said Gumbo has been charged with conspiricy to commit a felony contrary to Section 404 of the Penal Code.
The police are still interrogating Gumbo.
Kachepa, 47 hails from Koliha Village while James comes from Karambo Viollage, T/A Kawinga in he same district of Machinga.
About 18 cases of killing and abduction of people with albinism has been reported since 2014.
There has been a wrong perception and belief that people can get rich using albino bones.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :