Two arrested after being found with human bones

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Police in Machinga are keeping in custody two men for being found in possession of human bones.

Human bones

The suspects carrying the bones

According to Machinga Police spokesperson constable Davie Sulumba, the two are Mussa Kachepa, 47, and Muhammed James, 27.

Sulumba said a woman in the district saw Kachepa bringing a travelling bag to his house and when he was asked to disclose what was in the bag the suspect did not reply.
“Next day the suspect took the travelling bag from the house and buried it in a nearby bush for safe keeping,” said Sulumba.

The woman secretly dug up the bag and realised that the contents of the bag were human bones. She then tipped the police who rushed to the place and arrested the suspects. The law enforcers also recovered the bones.

“The suspects revealed that they got the bones from a Mozambican who exhumed the body from the grave of a man who had leprosy,” said Sulumba.

He added that the two wanted to sell the bones to a certain lady from Liwonde but the woman is currently at large.

Meanwhile investigations are underway to find out if the bones are of a man who had leprosy or if they are of a person with albinism. The suspects will appear in court to answer the charge of being found with human bones contrary to Section 129 of penal code.

Kachepa and James hails from Koliha and Karambo villages respectively, both villages are in the area of Traditional Authority Kawinga in Machinga.

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  1. this has been happened since long.. they used to tell us that Malbino amangosowa akafuna kumwalira.. ndeno funso m’kumati amapita kuti?. zinayamba kunveka kalekale,, tisadane ndi boma la Peter,, sizachilendo, zikakhala ndalama za boma Bakili ndi Joice banda akuziwapo kanthu..enawa akuzingidwa mlandu ya castigates awa ndindalama zochepa,, malawi will battling hanger and poverty for at list 13 years more… who will survive. we must pray. what i see ziko likasowa chakudya anthu amaphana chisawawa, umbanda umachuluka.

  2. anthu otele ndifiti zothelathu,akapezeka kuphelatu chifukwa bomalathuli likukanika kupeza maganizo ochita nawo.tiyeni amalawi tigwilizane,opha nzakhe aphedwe.zikatelo zinthu ziziyenda bwino.

  3. Police have confiscated quite a number of human bones, where are they keeping them? Can someone take stock, you may be shocked to find all of the confiscated bones missing.

  4. Kkk komanso pa malawi ndiye pafika pena pake ; ndiye kuti kulibenso busnes ina yopezela ndalama yoposa ya mafupa awanthu? Eish guys zanyanaya; kuchitisa manyazino; panel code ya malamulo ayikepo kuti wopezeka ndi ziwalo za munthu wopha muthnu aphedwe bc ; ngati kulibe wolimba mtima kumapha anthu ngati amenewo ndidulireni ticket ndizibweleko nzagwire ntchito mwa mtimba biii; sick n tied of nonses story about human being bones; wt funken malawi is going ; n u peter muthalika wach out osangokhala bola zako zikuyenda ayi anthu akulira ; implement ma lamulo ena ;

  5. what a shame malawians,who want not to live?aliyense amafuna moyo khalani ndimanyazi ngati kuli kufuna kulemera iphani ana anu!!!!!

  6. Kodi ndiye kuti kumalawi kuno kulibe munthu onyonga anthu ngati ame newa eti ? Mundilembe ntchito ine ndizichita nawo anthungati amenewa

  7. Kenako tonse tigiver kuti boma lalephera kuthandiza pa vuto limeneli .komanso tidzalakwanazo pokuganizirani kuti enanu akulu akulu abomanu mukudziwapo kanthu .

  8. …. Nde ife titani…… Liuzeni boma liwafunse bwino-bwino….. Kukakhala kuno ndiye a bomawo adzapedza phulusa……. Zikumatiwawa….

  9. OK,ndiyeno mmalo mochita nawo kanthu opezekawo mwatenga ma camera nkujambula ngati warning kwa ophedwawo tidzitero!!!!Amalawiiiiiii bwanji kodi?

  10. Did they ask them about the owner of bones?? Was he or she albino too, if “yes” they must face difficulties like death sentence, or offer them to angry mob thus all.