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Suspected albino seller off the hook

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By Marvelous Zinga:

The Senior Resident Magistrate (SRM) Court in Mangochi has dismissed a case involving a 38-year-old man who was arrested on allegations that he had intended to sale his son with albinism.

Nicks Adams was arrested and put on remand after his wife, Vanessa Manyowa, reported him to her brothers that he had intended to sell their 14-year-old son.

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But soon after the police arrested Adams, his wife went back to her brothers and confessed that she had just made up the story.

Since the confession, Manyowa and her brothers had been pushing for the withdrawal of the case but the court was hesitant in order to establish whether the confession was genuine.

Appearing before the court, Manyowa literally broke down and confessed that she had just had a disagreement with her husband over farm produce.

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“We quarrelled over maize and groundnuts that we have; he refused to let me have a fair share, so I made up the story and told my brothers who believed me and got him arrested,” she explained.

The confession did not go down well with SRM Joshua Nkhono who reprimanded the woman for making such serious accusations against her husband.

Nkhono described the issue at hand as very sensitive saying government through all its security agencies is doing all it can to end the spate of abductions and killing of people with albinism.

He then discharged the case and warned Manyowa against committing a similar crime.

The case was closely followed by members of Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi -Mangochi Chapter.

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