Police in Malawi’s Capital City Lilongwe have arrested three men and one woman for being found with human male private parts which two of the arrested suspects were trying to sell to one of the businesswomen within the Capital City.
The arrested four include two mortuary attendants from the city largest referral Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) from where the private parts were said to have been cut off from a body of an unidentified man which was in the hospital’s mogue.
Lilongwe Police spokesperson Ramsey Mushane confirmed the arrests.
He identified the four as 27-year-old woman Sebita Mwale and her fiancé Erick Mwandira, 34, mortuary supervisor 54-year-old Lufeyo Mphimbi, and his assistant Samalani Jabu, 58.
Mushane said Mwale and Mwandira were arrested following a tip off that they had male human private parts (penis and testicles) which they were offering for sale at a cost of 8 million kwacha to one businesswoman in the city.
“The two suspects revealed to have sourced the parts from Kamuzu Central Hospital mortuary through the mortuary supervisor who was in company of the mortuary attendant,” he said.
Mushane explained that it was Mwandira who approached the mortuary supervisor at his work, as an old friend and agreed that upon accomplishment of the deal they would share the amount sold equally.
He said: “The mortuary workers proceeded to the mortuary room and came back with male private parts and handed them over to the first and second suspects. The parts were cut off from one of the unknown male dead body lying in the mortuary.
“Third and fourth suspects led police to the dead body lying at the mortuary bay with its private parts cut off. During confrontation they were all in agreement having taken part in the act.”
The first two suspects will answer a case of Being in Possession of Human Body Tissue contrary to section 16 (A) CAP: 34:05 of Anatomy Act while the two mortuary workers will face Supplying Human Body Tissue contrary to section 16 (B) CAP: 34:05 of Anatomy Act.