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Police arrest 11 albino killers

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Police in Salima have arrested two people in connection to the abduction and killing of a man with albinism in Ntcheu last week.

The development brings the number of people arrested in connection to the incidents to 11, Ntcheu Police public relations officer Gift Matewere has confirmed.

The two are reported to have revealed during interrogation that they took part in killing a man with albinism who was found dead with his head and private parts chopped off in Ntcheu.

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The two Kenneth Moses Nkhoma, 26, and Hebert Maloni,39, of Zintambira village Traditional Authority Chakhumbira in Ntcheu were arrested on Wednesday for being found with eight human bones in Salima where they were apparently searching for a market to sell the bones.

“The first suspect [Kenneth Moses Nkhoma] was employed by Sgt. Steven Mizere of Parachute Battalion in Salima as a shopkeeper at Kamuzu Road Trading Centre for a year and half. The suspect left on his own and went to his home in Ntcheu last year. On May 31, 2016, the suspect came to the former boss and asked him if he could buy the bones,” reads part of a police report we have seen.

The report goes on to say the soldier, who is married to a police officer, ,Grace Mizere, informed the wife who in turn informed Salima Police.

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“The soldier [Mizere] was told to accept the deal and that arrangements should be made to arrest the suspect. Later, Mizere was provided with a civilian vehicle and went to meet the suspect with his friend and police positioned themselves at Chipoka Roadblock, where the suspect together with Mizere were picked to a police station,” the report reads.

And in an interview later on Wednesday, Matewere confirmed the development and stated the suspects revealed that they are the ones who killed an Albino in Ntcheu few days ago.

“Based on the revelations the two made, our investigations have led to the arrest of nine other suspects bringing the number of suspects to 11.

“The 11 will soon be taken to court where they will answer murder charges in addition to the offence of being found in possession of human bones which the two will answer,” reads the report.

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