Two people have been arrested by Namwera Police Post in Mangochi for offering for sale a 4- year old boy.
Mangochi Police Public Relations Officer Sub Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi has confirmed of the development.
According to Daudi, the incident occurred on 6th October, 2021 at Namwera Trading Centre and the two have been identified as Rafick Anussa, 41 and Anusa Wilson, 21 both from Sailesi Village in the area of Traditional Authority Katuli in Mangochi.
According to reports, the two suspects approached a well known businessman at Namwera Trading Centre Jawadu Bernard that they sell human bones and Jawadu tricked the duo into bringing him a human being at a later date before he informed the Police about the development.
On October 6th, 2021, the suspects brought the 4-year old boy to Jawadu at a price of MK500,000 , and the buyer lied to the duo that he was running out of cash and also wanted to hire a motor vehicle for easy movements and agreed that the two should take the boy to a nearby bush where the deal would be finalized as he sneaked out to alert the Police who went together to the said place where the suspects were immediately arrested.
The suspects will be taken to the court to answer the charge of trafficking in person contrary to section 15 as read with section 2 (g) of trafficking in persons act number 3 of 2015 which attracts maximum penalty of 21 years imprisonment with hard labour.
The Police therefore thanked members of the general public for their support in the fight against crime in the district.
Meanwhile the victim has been handed over to his parents by Police after they were traced.
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