Pakistanis demanded K3 billion ransom after abducting Asian toddler: State withdraws case on Malawian suspect

Blantyre Magistrate Court has heard that three Pakistanis  arrested  on December 11 2018 when they abducted a five-year-old child Tahil Shail  of Asian extract demanded a K3 billion ransom from his parents.

The suspects arrested for abducting the child

At the openingof the case, the State read a  charge sheet which indicates  the kidnappers demanded that the boy’s father Mohammed Shail, 34, a Malawian of Asian origin who has a string of businesses in both Blantyre and Lilongwe, to pay a $4 million (about K3 billion) ransom.

The three Pakistanis have been charged alongside their four Malawians accomplices with an offence of kidnapping in order to subject person to ransom contrary to  Section 263 of the Penal Code and child trafficking contrary to Section 79 (1) of Child Care, Protections and Justice Act.

The suspects are Hanza Akbar, 23, son in-law of Shail and his accomplices Suleman Khan, 36, Faraza Khan, 24, Shazed Khan, 22, all Malawians of Asian origin, Ibrahim Omar Mataya, 21, Malawian and Fahim Azafer, 30, Lehras Khan, 25 all Pakistanis.

Mataya, who is being represented by lawyer Ambokire Salimu, had his case withdrawn after the  State made an application on undisclosed reasons.

The rest of the suspects have pleaded not guilty as their lawyers Fostino Maele and  Webster Kosamu asked the court for time to prepare for the trial which chief resident magistrate Simeon Mdeza granted  when he adjourned the matter to January 14.

Abductions are rare in Malawi.

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The Legend
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THIS IS FOR ALL ORIGINAL MALAWIAN ASIAN. MALAWI IS YOUR HEART AND SOUL, YOU MUST SERVE THE NATION WITH UTMOST LOYALTY …..AND DISTANCE YOURSELVES FROM FOREIGN CRIMINALS ELEMENTS. “AS BEFORE……WE TOO WERE BORN FROM THE SAME WOMB OF MOTHER MALAWI AS NATIVES AFRICANS. ENSURE WE ALL SERVE AND PROTECT HER FROM ANY HARM.” Long live Malawi 🇲🇼

Zim
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Zim

Malawi has been taken over by Indian and Pakistani emigrants..and suprisingly they also claim to be Malawian. only true Africans are Malaysians..be so. Rest only have citizen rights

Legend
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This case is being watched very closely , any attempt to collapse the trial must be challenged by the state as many ppl ,not only in Malawi but overseas are focused on. The media must keep an eye on this case ….any interference by anybody to into the judiciary must be exposed and punished according to the constitution of the nation. No stone must be left unturned in this case. This trial must be a LESSON for others. Those found guilty must serve their time behind bar and LATER be deported back to their country of origin. I rest my… Read more »

Sauzande
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Sauzande

ACTUALLY SULEMANI KHANI AND HIS GROUP ARE ALWAYS HUNTING MONEY FOR DRUGS.
USELESS GUYS IN TOWN

Mlakaviwa
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Mlakaviwa

These idiots are drug addicts. Lock them

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