Three Pakistanis convicted for kidnapping 5-year-old boy: Malawian suspect walked free

Three Malawians of Asian origin have been convicted for kidnapping a five-year-old  boy Tahil Shail  of Asian extract.

Pakistanis were prosecuted for abducting the child

The three Pakistanis  were  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.

Blantyre Magistrate Court heard from prosecution that 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 were  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The Chief Resident Magistrate acquitted three others and one Malawian  Ibrahim Omar Mataya, 21, had his case withdrawn after the  State made an application on undisclosed reasons.

Presiding magistrate Simeon Mdeza  now promoted as High Court judge found three men guilty and consequently convicted Lehrassib Khan, 25: Hanza Akbar, 23, son in-law of Shail and master minder Shazed Khan, 22 – all Pakistanis.

The three, who abducted the child  from Mpingwe on December 11 2018 and dropped him  at Kanjedza mosque , have since been remanded  to prison pending sentencing.

According to private practice lawyer Goba Chipeta who was part of the prosecution team, the sentencing will be held on December 29 2020.

Abductions are rare in Malawi.

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Black berry
Black berry
5 months ago

Islam is not a religion of peace. It is the most violent religion. Look at what islam is doing in west africa and now mozambique. It is the cancer iof the world

Benjones87
Benjones87
5 months ago
Reply to  Black berry

Don’t criticise Islam or any religion. Pakis carry a bad reputation worldwide. If they have indeed committed a crime let the court decide we should not allow such in our society.

Jack
5 months ago

JESUS CHRIST! SOME OF THE COMMENTS ON THIS FORUM ARE VERY DISTURBING DISGUSTING VENOMOUS AND SICK TOWARDS ISLAM. ISLAM IS A PEACEFUL COMPASSIONATE RELIGION AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES COMMITTED BY INDIVIDUALS. So stop attacking the faith. THIS KIND OF INTOLERANCE and HATRED EXISTS IN INDIA, RIDDEN IN INTOLERANCE HATE BJP/RSS FACIST NATIONALIST EXTREMISTS HINDUTVA IDEOLOGY. Please REFRAIN from such EVILS to make Malawi truly a worm heart of Africa.

Jack
5 months ago

LET THEM DO THEIR TIME FOR THEIR CRIMES and soon after DEPORT THEM BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN. I want to know who let them in the country in the first place?? Was it an Asian??? Not it was a black man who took a bribe (CORRUPTION) and tarnished the name of the country by letting in the undocumented criminals into Malawi. I rest my case.

Uranus Pluto
Uranus Pluto
5 months ago

Wait a mijute, a 34 year old man has a son-in-law?? As in atvtgat age, his daughter is grown and married already?

Gas Machine head
Gas Machine head
5 months ago

Of Asian extract? What’s that

mtete
mtete
5 months ago

Thirty years imprisonment with hard labour.

Amzeru aku mmawa
5 months ago

Send them to Pakistan . We don’t do that here in Malawi

Maggie Makono
Maggie Makono
5 months ago

Plz deport these Bin Laden’s nephews back to Pakistan, we hate these dirty pigs, tell them this is a Christian country not other way round.

Donald McLean
5 months ago
Reply to  Maggie Makono

Kkkkkkkkk…I like your description of these abductors, bin laden nephews…dirty pigs…sure thus what they are. They must deport them with harsh details. Off malawi with their stinking behaviour.

Jack
5 months ago
Reply to  Maggie Makono

YOU SHOULD NOT USE RACISM TO MAKE YOUR POINT. Grow up and show some respect for the community. Don’t paint everybody with the same brush. I rest my case.

WaWaWaWa
WaWaWaWa
5 months ago

Malawian of Pakistani origin? There can be no Pakistanis or Indians or any foreigners who can hold Malawi Citizenship. Malawi needs to wake up and deport these imposters. Malawi law does not allow Malawi Citizenship to these crooks. MCP is failing to clean up the mess inherited from UDF and then DPP.

Joseph Banda
Joseph Banda
5 months ago
Reply to  WaWaWaWa

It’s not that easy. If they are born in Malawi, and citizens from birth, then no other country in the world will accept them if deported. Actually you can’t deport them out of Malawi as long as they have citizenship. International treaties say that you cannot revoke the last citizenship of anyone. So if they only hold a Malawian passport, you cannot revoke or as no one are supposed to be stateless. Additionally, no airlines are allowed to bring passengers that don’t have a passport or visa to the destination country. If they do, it becomes their problem at the… Read more »

Kambewa Ngozo
5 months ago
Reply to  Joseph Banda

Don’t deport them because they will come back in a different name.
Send them to Maula prison for 30yrs

Mzozodo
Mzozodo
5 months ago
Reply to  WaWaWaWa

Ngati simudziwa zinazi better shut up. You can’t understand that those are naturalised Malawians now?

Jack
5 months ago
Reply to  WaWaWaWa

FOR A START YOU STINK OF HATE AND VENOM, HENCE DANGER TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. You should be locked up and the keys thrown away. I blame Your upbringing. You are as SICK as IDI AMIN.

tuti
tuti
5 months ago

a34 year man already has a son—inlaw… sipanachitike ka child marriage pena pake mulandu winansotu uwu

Sikelo Gonani
Sikelo Gonani
5 months ago
Reply to  tuti

Kkkk zoona, uwu ndi mlandu winanso

Zosala
Zosala
5 months ago
Reply to  Sikelo Gonani

Mwina ndi brother wa mkazi wake

Uranus Pluto
Uranus Pluto
5 months ago
Reply to  tuti

ny reaction exactly!

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