Albino abductor commits suicide, Malawi Police claims he jumped from moving car

A 19 year Joseph Andiwochi who was arrested by Machinga Police  Thursday last week has committed suicide by jumping from a moving police vehicle on his way to Zomba.

Tuesday morning where he was expected to appear before court to answer abduction charges.

Machinga Police has confirmed the suicide which took place near Mandevu Farms, a kilometer from Machinga Boma.

Machinga Assistant Commissioner of Police, Gideon Nahumu said, Andiwochi was being transported to Zomba Senior Resident Magistrates Court where he was expected to enter plea in an abduction case.

The suspect jumped from a moving police Land Cruiser in the company of armed police officers who escorted him.

According to Machinga Police, Andiwochi and two other accomplices abducted a two year old albino girl at Muluku village, Sub Chief Mchinguza in the district.

The abducted girl was in the company of her ten year old sister who is also an albino when their mother was away.

The ten year old sister raised an alarm that compelled villages to chase the abductors until Andiwochi was apprehended while his accomplices Kamanga Likhutu and Sinoya Likhutu fled and are still at large.

The baby girl was dumped in a bush and was recovered and handed back to her mother.

Postmortem at Machinga District Hospital indicated that Andiwochi died due to severe head injuries. Andiwochi’s body is in the mortuary at Machinga District Hospital.

More than 13 people have been arrested in Machinga in connection with albino abduction, exhuming of graves and possession of human bones.

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Prince Ganiza
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Tilibe mulandu ndi apolice,wafa yekha ameneyo

timothy mandambwe
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Well done the Malawi Police. Nothing is fishy here and the criminal chose to die that way. These are unwanted pple among the communities. Pliz hunt them all including those at large. No mercy do ur good job The Malawi Police.

Gerald Mwaungulu
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good jobe by the police

Kumbukani
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It sounds suspicious! In many pictures and physically I have seen such suspects seated in between armed police officers while handcuffed. Can a suspect really jump in such circumstances without the officers noticing in time to prevent it? It is unbelievable especially when the reason of the armed officers’ presence in the vehicle is actually to prevent the handcuffed suspect from jumping off the vehicle and running away! Things are not adding up here. The suspect may have gone with vital information that could have been used to fight crime. Is this really true? It is doubtful especially that we… Read more »
Stanley
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Good job.

kanthu nkanko
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Kubadwa Albino sivuto lake,ndipo sanasankhe,ndikukhulupilira kuti palibe amene anasankha kudadwa mtundu womwe iye ali.koma anangopezeka kuti alichimene ali.ndipo ulesi wogwilira ntchito ndikunamizidwa ndi anthu kuti ulemera ukapanga ziwalo.ili ndivuto la boma la malawi popeza akukana kuti kulibe usatanic,ufiti,bible lingakambe boza zaufiti ku galatians 5v19-21,Micah 3v2-3.kwa mika mau akuti inu amene mukunyula munofu,khungu,ndi mafupa a wanthu anga.boma la malawi zonse izi likudziwa koma po kana mwadala,likuthandiza kuti anthu aziphana chifukwa akudziwa kuti boma likuwaimila.kodi munthu ukati kuti kulibe chimene chiliko mwadala,funso ndiloti iwe ukuopa chiyani?amene ukukana chomwe chiliko.pakhale chilango chomveka kwa anthuwa pakuti a lbino sakhala ndi ufulu woyenda momasuka ndikugona… Read more »
prescott Tambuli
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Let him go to hail, the life that he took was valuable to the bereived. Others should emulate this.

siyabonga nhlapo
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a 19 year old boy cannot be the ‘owner’ of such a collosal scheme. there must be some big fella ‘tucked’ in somewhere, possibly one of the diphiphi gurus in the line of peter mathanyula, noel masangwi and the list goes on!!!!!!!

thiodora fanrosam
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i would love if the police could only keep suspects for the sake of investigating further and later provide a forum to villages of concern for appropriate retalliation to provide a lesson to those who may be at large on similar offences.That can help in saving Gvt money.

Obey GOD
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Wachita bwino kaya a polisi amupha amuchita bwino naye awo momwe kuphedwa kumawawira pamene amafuna kukapha mwana wa mwini osalakwa sankamva chisoni , Athu mkumva chisoni ndi za ziii, kupha muthu osakulakwira moti mwanayo akanakamcheka pakhosi osamva chisoni kuti mwana wawalakwira chiyani ndiye amene anawauza kuti asalimbikire sukulu, anathawira mkalasi ndi cholinga choti azizapha athu wachita bwino choipa chisata mwini.

Anthu nonse mziwe kuti kubadwa albino sikufuna inu amene mumapha ma albinonu nanunso mkhoza kubereka albino sanafune ma albinowa ndi mulungu amene anawalenga ndiye bwanji mumawachita nkhanza choncho.

wachita bwino Ambuye Mulungu amulange ndipo awauze chifkwa chimene analakwa mwanayo

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