Presidential aide Ntaba implicated again in Masambuka case by Police officer who investigated albino murder

President Peter Mutharika’s special aide Dr. Hetherwick Ntaba has for the second time been implicated in the murder case of a person with albinism Macdonald Masambuka by Chikondi Chileka a police officer who conducted investigations into abductions and killings of persons of albinism.

Ntaba: Implicated in the murder of persons with albinism

Chileka is one of the suspects in the murder case and told the High Court that he was implicated because he once conducted investigations into the matter when he served as police officer at Mselema Police Post in Machinga.

Testifying in the High Court in Blantyre on Thursday, Chileka implicated Ntaba the second time after another suspect Alfred Yohane also named him.

When Ntaba was first implicated, the matter was being held in Zomba registry of High Court before Judge Zione Ntaba and she opted out of the case because the presidential aide is her uncle, citing a conflict of interest in the case.

The matter was transferred to Blantyre and is being heard before Judge Dorothy NyKaunda Kamanga.

Chileka told the court that National Police Headquarters under the Anti-Organised Crime Department instituted a police task force, which he was part of, to find the market and pattern of bones for people with albinism.

He said as part of his probe, he interacted with people including Catholic priest Fr Thomas Muhosha – also a suspect in the case – to establish how the business was conducted.

“On 25th July 2016, I released the report with names if people involved in the business,” said Chileka.

He told the court among people in the list include Hetherwick Ntaba and some high profile politicians  serving in the current administration as being behind the attacks, abductions and killings of people with albinism in the country.

When pressed by lawyer Leah Masowa from Legal Aid Bureau, to mention the other names, Chileka said former Machinga Central legislator, traditional leader and a Machinga businessperson were among the accomplices.

During the testimony of Yohane previously, he also mentioned Ntaba and stressed that he would not change his statements even if he is ‘beheaded’, saying he stands for the truth.

However, apart from Ntaba there other “big fishes” in the matter but there is a gag order from court not to mention them.

The matter has been adjourned to January 21 2020 when Chileka will proceed with his defence.

In January this year, the court found Muhosha and 12 others with a case to answer.

The body of Masambuka, 22, who hailed from Nakawa Village, Traditional Authority Nkoola in Machinga, was found buried on April 1 2018 after he was reported missing in March the same year.

Besides Muhosha and Yohane, the suspects include Masambuka’s brother Cassim White Masambuka who faces three charges of murder, trafficking in persons and causing another person to harm a person with disability.

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koko
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he much be arrested … no one is above the law even the president if he is involved akalowe .

Chris's Phiri
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Chris's Phiri

Kodi story iyi is not clear on the name “Peter Munthalika” mentioned by Zodiak in the morning bwanji?

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

Chileka denying involvement; but implicates Ntaba – where is the evidence though? Suffice to say, it is reckless to implicate others in Court, without proper evidence. And the Judge knows this. The accused should not be allowed to mention names recklessly like this, without consequences. Dr. Ntaba may be involved; but that would be unusual for a man, like him, so deeply imbued in Science, to hold the beliefs of rags-to-riches that drive the murderers of our fellow Malawians with albinism. In any case, the law should be followed, and justice should follow where ever the credible evidence leads. Without… Read more »

Ecclessia
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Ecclessia

Why are speaking on his behalf you cadet

Mtete
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You can see Ntaba’s cruelty and heartlessness on his face from a mile away.

Peter T
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Peter T

All the the true that was hiding now it’s this big five must face court of law include that Big Cobra we call Peter Mutharika.

Nomaniianiland
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Nomaniianiland

They will slaughter him too take it or not he won’t leave by any means this is dpp government

Chigezero Pure
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Chigezero Pure

Iwe Chileka I hope you will still be arrive and well on the 21st of January 2020. Malawi pano akuwopsya

Sahara
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Sahara

He will still be arrive? What does that supposed to mean? Chizunguchitu kumachimvetsetsa.

Jemusi
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Jemusi

Why should the court gag him? Justice has to prevail. President Mutharika is involved. Nfiti

Hara boy!!! Own chilumba citizen!!! Karonga!!!
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Hara boy!!! Own chilumba citizen!!! Karonga!!!

After kuba mwaba muboma ndalama sizikukwanabe mpaka kukwizinga mzanu zoona???? Shame to you involved.

Nematodes
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At least my name is not in the report. I am safe for now.

Lego
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