Police in Mchinji District have arrested a 46-year-old man, Agapito Mazuzo Mwale, for allegedly offering for sale his own 16-year-old daughter last month.
Mchinji Police spokesperson, Kaitano Lubrino, has said Mazuzo approached a certain business person [name withheld] at Ludzi Trading Centre, saying he was offering a “sheep” for sale.
He said when the businessperson asked Mazuzo about the price of the sheep, he pegged it at K500,000, which according to Lubrino, surprised the potential buyer who sought for more answers.
“Agapito Mazuzo Mwale disclosed that it was not a real sheep, but a human being. This shocked the businessperson who asked for some time.
“The businessman then informed a member of the community policing from the area who further tipped the police. The team coordinated and apprehended the suspect,” he said.
Lubrino said the police have since opened a holding charge of conduct likely to cause breach of peace, contrary to Section 181 of the Penal Code and will appear before court soon.
Mwale, 46, hails from Mchitanji Village, Mchinji.