Human bones seller gets 10 yr sentence

Chief Resident Magistrate court in Machinga has sentenced a 47 year old man Mussa Kachepa to ten years imprisonment with hard labour for selling human bones contrary to section 16 of Anatomy Act.

Presenting the facts on Friday eastern region prosecutor assistant supretendent Macrhno Lungu told the court that on 8th June Kachepa carried a travelling bag and when asked about its contents he answered nothing.

The following day he buried it in a nearby bush and was removed by the well wisher who tipped police.

“The police discovered that nine pieces of human bones were in the bag and during interrogation Kachepa revealed that he wanted to sell them to a certain lady in Liwonde Township Mary Gundo who is in custody,” said assistant supretendent Lungu.

In mitigation he appealed for fair punishment because has two pregnant wives and ten children.

When passing judgment chief resident magistrate Agness Patemba said the offence is a serious one because people are living in fear due to killings, abductions and tampering with graves of albino.

Mussa Kachepa comes from Koliha village TA Kawinga in Machinga district.

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