People with albinism say 15 case files on deaths, attacks missing from Police

People with albinism have come out to complain that 15 case files of deaths and attacks on albinos have gone missing within the offices of police prosecutors.

Malawians with albinism are  living in constant fear of being abducted or killed, they also endure painful ridicule as some citizens pour scorn on them.

The allegation comes a few months after a legislator Esther Jolobola made a similar allegation in parliament but minister of Home Affairs  Cecilia Chazama dismissed it.

President of the Association of People with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) President Overton Kondowe said Thursday he has evidence of the missing case files.

“The state has withdrawn cases of attacks on people with albinism because of the missing files. There is corruption in our cases. The files are missing in suspicious circumstances,” he said.

Police spokesman James Kadadzera refused to comment, referring the matter to Chazama who could not be reached for comment.

Chazama angrily told Jolobola to bring evidence on the missing files to parliament as the minister accused the MP of tarnishing the image of the police.

 

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nkonsimphile gumede
3 years ago

dephephe eeeeeeeeeh kuli ntchito, mwafikapodi zoona!!!!!!!!!!!!!

katungwe
3 years ago

This is one way prosecutors make money. They call it “kupanga mbanda file” – stealing the file. The people in police know what to do/ how to change, but changing will make them less profitable.

Andrew
Andrew
3 years ago

This is why some of us think this is a government machinations! This sis a syndicate. It operates mafia-like.

Concerned citizen
3 years ago

This is not acceptable. The officers responsible for custody of these files are the ones who deserve the death penalty in place of the actual murderers.

This is pathetic and reflects very badly on the Judiciary in our land. I believe the Chief should be held accountable for these extremely poor administrative practices.

Does any one care?

Our brothers and sisters are being hunted and this is how casually an arm of government treats it.

EXTREMELY CONCERNING AND NOT ACCEPTABLE

#DzukaniAmalawi
#DzukaniAmalawi
3 years ago

In todays age of technology the Police are still relying on paper dockets. Scanning facilities are readily available and even mobile phones have scan apps for free with cloud storage offered by many service providers. For such serious cases like albino killings, the dockets should be scanned and kept in the cloud so that they don’t get stolen. Its high time law enforcement become innovative in this digital age.

Kelvin
3 years ago

That’s why they don’t use this tech it will be difficult to lie that it is missing.

Muntharika Junior
Muntharika Junior
3 years ago

This is too bad. When a country is under wicked people, such stories follow.
How come fileS with sensitive/murder issues kungosowa mwachisawawa choncho?
Police sikutithandiza ataaaaaaa, no wonder nchifukwa anthu masiku ano akumaotcha police.

15 files missing?
@#$%^&*+_)(*&^%$#@

mjiba
mjiba
3 years ago

Very sad development for the country if this is true.

mabusa
mabusa
3 years ago

The police prosecutor must bring the files as the custodians of the files for 15 cases

chaione wawo
3 years ago

I think it could have been Chazama bringing the files to prove they are not missing

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