Two People are in Police custody in Nkhotakota for allegedly exhuming a body of a Woman who lived with albinism and offered her bones for sale.

Nkhotakota Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant Williams Kaponda confirmed of the arrest in an interview with the Press and identified the suspects as Innocent Chitudzu 21 and Zefaniya Chunga 28.

On March 3 this year communities of Bwangula village in the area of Senior Chief Mwadzama woke up to find the grave site for 33-year-old woman Missi Bertha yawning, without its contents.

Bertha died in September 2013 and was buried at the family’s grave yard near her home.

The matter was reported at Nkhotakota Police Station who verified the incident and ordered reburial of the remains on site with instruction villagers be on the watch over the grave site.

The missing bones, however, were traced in Balaka district where Chitudzu and his co-accused were allegedly offering for sale to a business man.

The two are currently being kept at Nkhotakota Police waiting for trial.

The suspects hail from Senior Chief Mwadzamas area in in the district.

Recently the country experienced a sharp increase in the abduction and killings on people living with albinism for rituals.

Speaking during a media briefing in the capital, President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika orders the Police and the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) to track down perpetrators of this barbaric act.

Mutharika’s order was echoed by Malawi Police Service (MPS) Inspector General Lexten Kachama who instructed to shot to death albino abductors in the country.

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