Human bones for sale: Malawi Police arrest Mozambican trader

Police in the Malawi’s eastern lakeshore district of Mangochi have arrested a Mozambican citizen who wanted to sell human bones to a businessman at K900,000.

Jairos Duwa 37 years-old and hails from Bawa village, T/A Mandimba in Mozambique was arrested on Thursday evening (February 20th) in Namwela, Mangochi following a tip-off.

Mangochi police Public Relations Officer, Roderick Maida revealed in interview Duwa was nabbed while trying to sell two femur bones, one ulna bone and two clavicle (collar) bones to one of the businessmen in Nkwalura village, T/A Nyambi in the district.

Maida said: “Duwa arrived in the village on Thursday (February 20th) at around 10am and approached the businessmen (name withheld) with the human bones. The businessman agreed to meet with him at Namwela to make payment before tipping-off the police”.

Medical examinations done by Namwela hospital, according to Maida, certified they were indeed human bones.

Duwa has since been charged with Conduct Likely to Cause Breach of Peace contrary to Section 181 of the Penal Code, and will appear before court after being interrogated.

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