Suspected albino abductor dies in police custody

Police have confirmed the death of Buleya Luke, one of the six suspects in the abduction of a 14 year old boy with albinism, Goodson Makanjira in Dedza.

Lilongwe Police Public Relations Officer Kingsley Dandaula told YFM on Thursday that the suspect died while receiving treatment at Kamuzu Central Hospital.

“The suspect was not feeling well yesterday so he was taken to Kamuzu Central Hospital,” he said.

Dandaula said the hospital is yet to establish the cause of the suspect’s death.

“His body is at Kamuzu Central Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.”

Luke and other five suspects have been charged with abducting a person in order to murder which is contrary to section 261 of the penal code.

However Dandaula said the suspect’s death will not compromise investigations on the case.

The suspects appeared before the Lilongwe Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

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