Malawi court jails man for calling his albino wife ‘deal’

A 28 year old man has been slapped with a two year jail sentence for allegedly calling her albino wife real ‘deal’.

Victims of a growing trade in albino body parts.

Central Region Police Deputy Spokesperson Jessica Mphasa identified the convict as Amos Musonkho who hails from M’biza Village in the Area of Traditional Authority Chikumbu in the Southern Region District of Mulanje.

According to the Police Publicist, the convict recently went to his home with a Mozambican friend and on their conversation described the wife as a ‘wanted deal’ before having a telephone conversation days later alerting the potential customers that all is set to complete the move.

During the process, the wife overhead him and reported the mater to relevant authorities.

The convict was arrested five days later as he was reportedly on the run.

During court appearance, Musonkho was charged with two counts of Intimidation and use of insulting words which is contrary to sections 88 sub-section 1 (a) and 182 of the Penal Code which he pleaded guilty.

This upon court hearing prompted Senior Resident Magistrate Sheen Yona to slap him with a 24 months Imprisonment With Hard Labour (IHL) sentence after the state prosecution team prayed for a stiffer punishment to detar other would be offenders.

This comes at a time Police, Government, Human Rights bodies and Malawian s in general are working around the clock to curb the behaviour of abusing and killing of people with albinism.

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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
3 years ago

This guy has no motive but there are foolish people who dont know that you offside joke to somebody is an offence. Akadya gaga ku prison

Castro
Castro
3 years ago

this guy had motive, given a chance, the wife wud have been murdered. 2 years is not enough. Nyasa times, next time let us know how the defendant pleaded. Sad legal system

Heavy-duty
Heavy-duty
3 years ago

Aaaah nde 2 years yokha? Penapake ama Court you are letting us down. Mwinadi zija timamva zoti you are the most corrupt nzoonatu eti?. A Police akuyesetsa koma inuyo (a Court) muli ndi vuto, mumapereka ma bail pamilandu ikuluikulu. Anthu ataya nanu chikhulupiriro, that’s why ma mob justice akuchuluka. I suggest a boma achite appeal

jones
jones
3 years ago

Should have been given more years

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