Policeman in Masambuka murder case jailed 15 years in another albino killing

Malawi police officer who is facing murder charges in the brutal killing of a person with albinism in Machinga, Mac Donald Masambuka, has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment with hard labour for being found with bones of a a person with albinism in another case.

Chileka and other accused coming at court in this file photo

Zomba principal magistrate Benedicto Chitsakamile sentenced Chikondi Chileka, who was a police officer at Mselema Police Post in Machinga, and three other people to 15 years imprisonment with hard labour each for being found with the human bones of a person with albinism.

State prosecutors told the court that the four convicts took the bones from a graveyard in Machinga.

Pathologist Charles Dzamalala confirmed the bones were indeed of a human being.

Chitsakamile described the actions by the 35-year-old police officer as disgusting and lacking moral values.

Chileka hails from Ntcheu but the other three suspects come from Machinga.

The former police officer  is  answering the Masambuka murder case along with a Catholic priest, a clinician and 14 other suspects.

Chileka told the court that he was implicated because he once conducted investigations into abductions and killings of such people.

He said as part of his methodology, he interacted with different people including Father Thomas Muhosha, a Catholic priest, to establish how the business was conducted.

Said Chileka: “Followingthe rise of cases of abduction and killings of person with albinism in Machinga, police headquarters in 2013 instituted a task force to find the market and pattern. I was part of the team because then I was a police intelligent. On 25th July 2016, I released the report with names of people involved in the business.”

Chileka mentioned a former Machinga Central legislator, senior government officials, a traditional leader and a Machinga businessperson.

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Kayambandiko Chapita
4 years ago

People of Zomba knows where Chitsakamile, corruption master in judiciary stays. Why People of Zomba, you just looking this Demon walking freely there, Mob justice should take place onto him!

Mr Truth Pains
4 years ago

Malawi is indeed rotten to its core, are we really serious with our Judiciary by having Chisakamile the Corrupt judge in our midst as a judge??
Plz spare us from this Chisakamile the midnight corrupt judge. He is even protecting Ntaba from facing the law.
Chisakamile is another Coronavirus in Judiciary and am sure he sent innocent people to prison and leaving out the hardcore criminals to walk free just bcoz of love for Money.

4 years ago

Did the Police Officer do an Investigation and did a Report in 2016 ….Who was given that Report ….What action was taken by his bosses ….If there is Indeed such Report which Mentions some Very Powerful People …The Probability of a Cover Up is very High . …Imatokanika Mulandu ya Macadet ang’ono ang’ono what More if someone Big is Mentioned …..Umatoziwiratu kuti ma Investigation sapita patali….

4 years ago

Kkkkkkk. This is Malawi. So the police man is being sentenced before bringing Hetherwick Ntaba to the court after revealing that he collected 2 bones. And is is he not the same Chitsakamire again after getting bribes from DPP not to bring Ntaba to court. La fourty lizafika.

4 years ago

Hey, isn’t this magistrate the same corrupt dude involved in Thom Mpinganjira’s midnight shenanigans? Is he still allowed to work??!

Francisco Madinga
Francisco Madinga
4 years ago
Reply to  Ngombwax

inde ndi swiswili wake yemwe uja….mwina the notion yoti innocent until proven guilty!

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