Police in Dowa arrested Titani Chikumbutso, 24, on Thursday for allegedly kidnapping Lemoni Chikumbutso, 19, his blood brother with the intention of murdering him.
According to Dowa Police Public Relations Officer, Sub Inspector Gladson M’bumpha, both the suspect and the victim hail from Nsomba village, Traditional Authority Mkukula and on the said day, the suspect approached a businessman (name withheld) at Dowa Boma Trading Center alleging that he had a boy whom he was selling at K250,000.
The businessman who has just started operating a maize mill reported the matter to Police after tricking the suspect into another meeting to finalize the deal and promising him that the boy would work in the maize mill.
“When the agreed time clocked, the businessman was accompanied by one Police officer who pretended to be a potential buyer.
“The suspect brought the victim for sale and was immediately arrested by Police Officers who were on ambush,” M’bumpha said.
The suspect was later brought to Police and will soon appear in court to answer the charge of kidnapping in order to murder.