Court adjourns albino abduction case

The Chief Resident Magistrate Court in Zomba, on Wednesday adjourned to 25 October, 2017 the case involving two men who are accused of abducting with intent to murder a 24 year old boy with albinism.

The accused persons, Francis Dick, 27 and John Kapale, 35 ommitted the offence on October 13, 2017 and were arrested by Ntaja Police as they were trying to sell the victim to a businessman, Witness Shuga, who owns a wholesale at Ntaja Trading Center.

The businessman, who also stood as a witness, told the court that he was approached by the two suspects who asked him to buy the victim and later decided inform Ntaja police.

“They came to my place  where we discussed about the business. I was very surprised but I calmed down and we agreed to do the business at the price of K2 million. Later when they left to pick the victim I tipped the police,” said Shuga.

Presiding over the case Chief Resident Magistrate, Texious Masoamphambe, said the court was satisfied with the evidence provided by the three witnesses who were paraded by the state and adjourned the case to October 25, 2017.

“I now adjourn the case to 25 October, 2017 at 1:00 pm and both the accused have the right to defend themselves or bring witnesses on the day of the hearing,” said Masoamphambe.

Francis Dick who is related to the victim, hails from Chiwundu village, Traditional Authority Chikowi in Zomba district while John Kapale hails from Yabu village Traditional Authority Nkanda in Phalombe district.

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