ZAMBIA- Three people in Mansa in Zambia have been arrested after allegedly trying to sell a one-month old baby girl to a Witch Doctor for up to K1, 500.
The suspect who include two members of the same family and a traditional healer of Chamalawa village in Chief Mabumba had already made the transaction and payment of K1, 100 was already done.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has narrated the incident to Local Media in a statement and identified the suspects as Silvia Lawrence aged 16, her brother Mulenga Lawrence aged 26, and Abigail Chama aged 25 of the same village who is also a traditional healer.
Katongo said the development came to light after police received a report from a concerned member of the public that there were people planning to sell a baby in Namwandwe area of Chief Mabumba.
“When police rushed to the scene they discovered that Silvia Lawrence had already sold her biological baby aged one month to Abigail Chama, a traditional healer with the help of her brother Mulenga Lawrence at K1,500 and had already been paid K1,100 and an ltel phone. The two suspects were apprehended in Namwandwe area as they were planning to go to Mupita village along Tuta Road where they came from,” Katongo said.
She said initial investigations have revealed that the duo planned to deceive their relatives that the child died whilst in Mansa.
And Katongo said the suspects are detained in police Custody and are yet to appear in Court.
Source : Mwebantu