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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 13:37

Nsanje police fails to apprehend exhumed albino corpse suspects

Written by  Martin Chiwanda

Nsanje, August 9, 2017: Nsanje Police have admitted that efforts to arrest people who exhumed a dead body of a person with albinism and went away with some parts of the body in the area of Traditional Authority Mbenje in Nsanje has borne no tangible results about two months down the line after the incident was reported.

Nsanje Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Sergeant Agnes Zalakoma in an interview Tuesday said no progress has been made as the suspects are still on the run.

“It is now about two months after a dead body of a person identified as Samson Sakabe with albinism who passed on at the age of 32 was exhumed by unknown thugs in the area of Group Village Head Kalenso under Traditional Authority Mbenje in Nsanje.  

“No one has been arrested in connection to the exhumation of the dead body of the person as the suspects are on the run,” said Sergeant Zalakoma.

Zalakoma denied failure by the police to catch the suspects claiming they are working around the clock to apprehend the suspected thugs who allegedly went away with the dead body’s limbs.

Police reports indicate that Samson, of Nyali village, died on March 21, 2017 and his remains were buried the following day.

People who went to prepare a burial place of another dead person in Kalenso Village graveyard saw Samson’s coffin outside the tomb in the morning hours of Tuesday June 6, 2017, according to the law enforcers.

Meanwhile it remains to be seen if the police will apprehend the suspects.


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