Key suspect in abduction of albino teenboy dies in Malawi police custody: Buleya  was fit and well

A key suspect in the abduction of a 14-year-old boy with albinism in Dedza has died in police custody just hours after appearing in court.

Buleya Luke, the suspect in the abduction of the albino boy in Dedza but has died in police custody

Patson walks out of court : I abducted my albino stepson

Lilongwe police spokesperson Kingsley Dandaula said the suspect, Buleya Luka died after he complained of an illness.

“After he complained of an illness, the police took him to Kamuzu central hospital where he has died,” said Dandaula.

Step father to the missing boy, Goodson Makanjira, told the principal magistrate court in Lilongwe on Wednesday that Luka masterminded the abduction of the boy.

Kumbilani Patson of Chiwala Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Chiseka in Lilongwe said Luka promised all that participated in the abduction K800 000 each.

He said: “I am guilty of the abduction. I did it because I was tricked that there was money. He said he would give us K800 000, so I accepted the deal and managed to get the boy and we gave the boy to him [pointing at Buleya] at night, alive.”

Patson claimed it was Buleya, whom he pointed at in court, who told them that he knew the market for people with albinism.

“They drove off with the boy, leaving us there promising to get back to us for the cash later. We knew that there was danger; that the boy would be killed, but we did it for money,” he said.

But Luka was yet to tell the police where he took Makanjira to whether he is alive or dead.

Luka has died aged 54.

He was fit and well on Wednesday before  a stepfather to Goodson pleaded guilty to the boy’s abduction.

The second accused, who also pleaded guilty, is Sainani Kalekeni who comes from Chimphanga Village, T/A Chanza in Lilongwe.

Kalekeni also narrated the story of promises of money by Buleya who seems to have been a middleman.

However, the duo 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.

Principal resident magistrate Viva Nyimba, however, said he would not release any of the six accused, considering the sensitivity and seriousness of the matter and also because investigations are still ongoing.

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Kaitano
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Kaitano

Dr Chakwera tiyenazo, atiuze chomwe chapha munthuyu. Go go go go go!!
Prince of Killers must go.
Prince of thieves must go.
Vavi MCP!
Vavi Chakwera.

Professor Bamuka Ajai of Abuja
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Has Buyers been found with money?Speculations and poverty at the top ,any business claimed to be most profitable goes faster without questionsDausi must be understood what he says ,do not just to oppose of him just because he is in government!.There was blood suckers incident ,was that really true? Were people not killed?The principal cause is ignorance

Ndau
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Ndau

Dausi is right. The albino issue is being politicised and APAM is shamefully allowing itself to be controlled by some selfish politicians. It is parents and relatives who are killing albinos which makes it difficult for the police to deal with the problem – BUT with time, these killings will be eliminated. What we should all (political leaders, the church etc) be talking about is civic education and eradicating poverty.

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Iwe Nchacha shatapu!

Wachiona Ndani
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Wachiona Ndani

In brief, you are supporting Dausi’s assertion that albino murders haven’t yet reached crisis level? Shame on you!

nambewe
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nambewe

Barbaric behaviour! When is Malawi going to wake up! This is absolute waste of lives which could function productively in the country!!! EDUCATION is needed urgently about Albinism URGENTLY! They are just people with a disease and they in fact need looking after because they have needs that nature did not give them! For heavens sake a Malawi Conde! Stop this Savage! Barbaric! Ancient practice of wasting lives!!! Have a heart! This could be your relative! 800,000 kwacha!!! For an innocent life!!! As a Malawian my heart bleeds!!! We should all as a nation work together to stop this! STOP… Read more »

TEARS OF THE POOR
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TEARS OF THE POOR

Our only evidence has finally been taken away…
Oooohh…GOD give us strength…!!

Mlakaviwa
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Mlakaviwa

Inu munali ku khoti Buleya iye sanafuse mafuso

Ambwana wa kongelesi
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Now this Albino issue has started making sense to me, believe me you onse amene anamangidwawa safika pa 21 may afa ndithu, akuopa kutchulidwa maina anthuwa, God is watching you.

Phingo Walusa
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Phingo Walusa

MMMH….! A china Dausi, la 40 lidzakukwanirani. Ine palibe ndikuchiona apa kupatula kuti munthuyu mwafuna asaulure zinthu. Watch your space, inu mukanakhala machine mukanakhala dumpy level yosayang’ana kumwamba. THE BIG EYE IS WATCHING. Kaya mukumva bwanji mukamva kuti our brothers have now opted to seek asylum? Ndinu anthu omvetsa chisoni!

Bububu wakalamba Kuba K145 million
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The police have done well by eliminating this killer. He lived by the sword and has died by the sword. Just by not having a gene that makes melanin should deny albinos life? Inu abale a Buleya mwaona kuti kupha nkolakwika? Musalire wafera zochita zake. Take on the remaining suspects.

DAVIE C MAKAWA
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no boss you are wrong the police should have waited for him to mention who the big fish is and let him tell the nation where the market is but what they have done so far is like covering the big fish, which simply shows that the big fish is also influencial to police hence his killing to avoid exposing some big bosses up there! if we remain in the situation that we dont know anyone masterminding this we can not stop this. the police have killed the evidence simple. no trace of who has the market now.

nyalugwe
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nyalugwe

IG must have been pressured to murder this man or is he a willing party to this

Concerned citizen
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I am assuming the police have full statement from Buleya.

Let is as a nation, monitor this case to its conclusion. Nyasa Times, you are doing a great job.

Buleya’s body should undergo a serious autopsy, the results of which should be availed to the nation.

There are other avenues of investigatiin for sure.

THIS CASE MUST BE SEEN THROUGH TO ITS CONCLUSION.

Shameon dpp
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Shameon dpp

The police interviewed this person and have the names of the suspects behind this barbaric, inhumane act.

As citizens we have the right to know.

If no information comes out we will indeed conclude the rumours.

DPP needs to go Amalawi. Chipani ichi ayi ndithu.

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