Malawi police in Limbe in the commercial city of Blantyre are keeping in custody two men who kidnapped a 33-year-old man and attempted to sell him at K5 million.
The two suspects namely Nowa Madson, 20, and Maxwell Mitawa, 23, kidnapped Patrick Julio and wanted to sell him to Amitofo Care Centre in Limbe – a Chinese-run orphanage.
“The suspects lied to the victim that they have found a job for him at Amitofo Care Centre but he was surprised to hear that he was taken there to be sold,” explained National police Public Relations Officer, Rhoda Manjolo.
The law-enforcers, Manjolo disclosed, managed to rescue Julio after being tipped by the Amitofo personnel.
“They planned to sell him at K5, 000,000.00 and the suspects had a school bag which they wanted to use to keep the money after sales”.
Madson hails from Solomoni village, T/A Mlolo in Nsanje while Mitawa comes from Biliati village, T/A Makwangwala in Ntcheu district.
The two have been charged with kidnapping contrary to Section 263 of the Penal Code.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :