Step father sells albino son at k20m

Police in Mzimba are keeping in custody Lusungu Sere (31) and Christopher Kumwenda (38) for conspiring to sell a four-year-old albino child at a price of K20 million.

The two are said to have conspired to force 25-year-old Maria Mtengo the mother of the child and wife to Kumwenda who is the step father to sell the boy to Sere.

National police spokesperson Rhoda Manjolo confirmed the arrest in a statement.

“The mother gave birth to the albino child from her first marriage which ended before she later married Kumwenda. Whilst in the second marriage, the suspect has been forcing the wife to sell the step son to the first suspect at a price of K20 million then the woman reported the matter to police,” explained Manjolo.

Sere hails from Mkoko Village while Kumwenda comes from Jamu village, both in the area of Traditional Authority Chindi in Mzimba district.

The two have since been charged with conspiracy to commit a felony which is contrary to section 404 of the Penal Code.

Meanwhile, Manjolo has appealed to the general public to report anyone suspected of threatening lives of people living with albinism.

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