Police in Lilongwe have arrested a security aid believed to be working for Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Lazarus Chakwera on a suspicion that he was selling albino body parts.
According to a police report, Dekhani Kamphamtengo, 41, was arrested following a tip that he was selling albino body parts.
“Facts of the case are that the reporter received a tip that the above suspect was offering for sale bones and a womb of a person with albinism,” reads part of the police confidential report.
According to the report, police officers posed as buyers and agreed to meet with the suspect at city center Golden Peacock Hotel.
“They agreed to meet with the suspect at city center Golden Peacock hotel with the officers who posed as buyers.” reads the report.
However, the officers did not find the body parts when they went to the house of the suspect after arresting him.
National police spokesperson James Kadadzera confirmed of the development saying that the suspect under their custody is a security guard at Chakwera’s area 10 residence.
“The suspect has been charged with publication of false news likely to cause fear and alarm to the public,” Kadadzera said.
MCP’s spokesperson Maurice Munthali asked for more time before commenting on the matter.
Kamphamtengo hails from Kasinje Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Kalumbu in Lilongwe.