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Police charge suspects found with human bones

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By Samuel Kalimira:

NOT HAPPY— Kondowe

Malawi Police Service (MPS) has finally charged four suspects found with five human bones at Khonsolo in Mzimba.

The police have charged the suspects, who are from the Northern Region district, with possession of human tissues.

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The suspects—Wester Mvula, John Phiri, Richard Lungu and Mcaloud Mphande—will appear in court soon.

National Police spokesperson, James Kadadzera, said the suspects are remanded at Mzimba Prison.

However, Kadadzera did not disclose where the suspects intended to sell the bones.

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Unconfirmed reports suggest that the suspects took two bones to Mundiyeye Village in Zambia.

Recently, Kadadzera said the bones are suspected to have been exhumed from a graveyard where the body of an old woman with albinism was buried in 1983.

He said relatives of the deceased last observed that the graveyard was tampered with in Unyolo Village in 2016 and reported the matter to police.

Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi then president, Overtone Kondowe, said they wanted justice to prevail on the matter.

He said it was sad that people with albinism were still living in fear, following rampant cases of attacks on persons with albinism.

Mvula, 51, is from Kamkunthe Village, T/A Mabilabo, Phiri, 55, Shongeya Village, T/A Mabulabo, Lungu, 62, T/A Mzukuzuku and Mphande, 61 (Godiyawo Shaba Village, T/A Mzukuzuku) in Mzimba.

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