Goodson step father pleads guilty to abduction of teenboy with albinism

A step father to a 14-year old teen with albinism has pleaded guilty to the charges of abducting Goodson Makanjira in Dedza a week ago.

Patson walks out of court : I abducted my albino stepson

Sainess Kalekeni  from Chimphanga Village, T/A Chanza in Lilongwe pleaded guilty alongside  Kumbilani Patson of Chiwala Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Chiseka in Lilongwe when they appeared before the Lilongwe principal magistrate Viva Nyimba.

The two told the court that they were tricked into the act by one Buleya Luke who promised to give them K800 000.

“I was enticed by a promise that I would get K800 000. I was told that a market is already there and I would get the money instantly which is not the case,” he said on Wednesday.

The police have arrested six people in relation to the abduction of Goodson.

But Kalekeni said he did not know whether Goodson was alive or not.

“My job was simply to get Goodson and hand him over to Buleya. I would not know whether he is alive or not,” said Kalekeni.

However, Patson and Kalekeni have exonerated three other accused persons: Lukas Kagomo, 36, Katiya Mizeck, 42, and Wiskes Gana telling the court that they have been victimised for allowing the use of their phones to make calls on the abduction without their knowledge.

However, the fifth accused person, Buleya, pleaded not guilty to the charge and accusations by the first and second accused, saying they were lying and just wanted to tarnish his image.

He also denied knowledge of the two, saying they could not even locate where he stays at Mitundu Trading Centre

Magistrate Nyimba has adjourned the case of the ‘abduction with intent to murder’ to March 22.

The issue of the missing Goodson has forced the Association of People with Albinism in Malawi to withdraw its membership from the presidential task force on people with albinism.

This was after Homeland Security minister Nicholas Dausi said the attacks on people with albinism in Malawi have not yet reached crisis levels.

The Association has organised a three day vigil at Kamuzu Palace from March 3 to press the government step up security for people with albinism.

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che nnungu
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Wafanso munthuyu ku Cell konko. DPP ikudziwapo kanthu za ma Albino ndithu

che nnungu
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Wht adjourning such a case when someone has already pleaded guilty? mukufuna athawenso asawawulule mabwana ali mmbomawa eti? Useless judiciary

Gaugy
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Gaugy

Idiot..You don’t know the court process.

Mlakaviwa
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Mlakaviwa

Kodi Buleya ali kuti apa? Ameneyo mu kaundula wa zika tingamupeze pati

bwabwalala mlakho wa a lomwe
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bwabwalala mlakho wa a lomwe

We are watching closely the progress of this case. No need of unnecessary delays. We should be close to identify the market if Buleya is netted.

Gaugy
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Gaugy

Buleya is among those arrested

jojo
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jojo

Nkhani akuti anamutenga Goodson ndikumupereka kwa Buleya , so the question is, who is buleya, and where is this Buleya , is Buleya among the people who have been arrested or he is on run, where is his home, is he a malawian or mozambican please tell us , and this step father is a liar he cant say that he doesn’t know whether the boy is alive or dead momwe amakamupereka kwa Buleya wakeyo amati akatani naye momwe amadikilira 800, 000 amati wapanga business yanji that’s very sad.

VOTEPOWER
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VOTEPOWER

its true relatives are involved Bwana Dausi……but wait a moment….when one attempts suicide your boys rush to arrest him…. samusiya kuti akanafa yekha…right. Nde y are u playing the relationship card here? Its the state duty to protect every life…thats y is the state Vs wakutiwakuti even if atachotsa mimba. Wake up and do ur job. relatives do the killing yes but investigations shud go beyond that…who motivates them? who is the end user?

Hama
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Hama

Is Buleya arrested?

tizanka
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tizanka

All the cases being prosecuted so far the relatives are the suspects. The same relatives that are supposed to be protectors of the individuals, it’s a very difficult and delicate situation that as Malawians we all have to come together and find a solution than canvassing votes for it like how the good former pastor turned dirty politician is currently doing.

Kibaki
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Kibaki

There’s nothin like ma biggie. We are all human beings. Just kill these idiots

Zina Kambu
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Zina Kambu

So the police have arrested 6 people? Good start. Now squeeze their balls really good. They’ll give you a lot of information concerning this whole saga. Don’t mind those human rights guys who say torture is a violation of some human rights. This is a national crisis. Even the United States engages in torture to extract information from terrorism suspects. Ever heard of waterboarding? It’s used only when mwana akafika pokana phala. And in any case, it’s an open secret that our police use unorthodox methods to extract information from petty thieves who have merely stolen a chicken. What more… Read more »