A 32-year-old man, Francis Kamoto is under police custody Police in Phalombe district for allegedly killing his brother, removed his private parts and offered them for sale.
Kamoto is alleged to have killed his brother, Enock Waheya, 28, on 21 August, 2015 and removed his private parts.
He was arrested on Wednesday this week.
Phalombe police Public Relations Officer, August Nkhwazi told Nyasa Times, Kamoto was arrested while trying to sell the sex organs to one of the businessmen in the district.
”The suspect and the deceased left Malawi in 2008 and were staying with their elder brother in Khoroman district in Mozambique. And on this day, the two went out for beer drinking in a nearby village but
Waheya did not return home. His wife became suspicious,” explained Nkhwazi.
Nkhwazi said the deceased’s wife became more suspicious with the conduct of the suspect when queried about the whereabouts of his brother.
The deceased’s body was found dumped in a bush following a manhunt.
The body was found in a decomposed state, stomach opened and intestines and private parts removed.
”The body was buried on the scene of the incident. People started hunting for the suspect who by then was still at large and was believed to be hiding in Malawi,” added Nkhwanzi.
Kamato was however found selling male sex organs which were roasted- allegedly to prevent them from decomposing- to a businessman within Traditional Authority Nkhulambe’s area in Mphalombe.
”After realizing that he has been cornered, the suspect dumped the sex organs and fled. He was arrested with a help of Community Policing members”.
At the time of his arrest, Kamoto attempted to commit suicide by drowning himself in a river.
Kamoto, who hails from Katemera village, T/A Nkhulambe is expected to be handed over to Mozambican police- since the murder incident took place in that country.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :