APAM stops govt from burying Buleya


Association of People with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) has obtained an injunction restraining government from burying Buleya Lule who died in mysterious circumstances while in police custody.

APAM wants a postmortem to be done by an independent pathologist hence obtaining the order which lists Malawi Police Service as the defendant.

“The order restrains you, your agents or your servants from burying or allowing the body of late Buleya Luke to be buried until a postmortem is conducted buly an independent entity or until a further order of the court.

“Until the conducting of a postmortem by an independent entity or a further order of this court, the defendant is restrained from burying or allowing the body of the late Buleya Luke to be buried,’ says the court order granted by the High Court in Lilongwe.

Buleya who was a key suspect in the killing of a 14 year old boy with albinism died mysteriously on Thursday.

According to spokesperson for Lilongwe Police Kingsley Dandaula, the suspect was reported unwell and they rushed him to Kamuzu Central Hospital where he passed on.

Two other suspects who admitted abducting the boy – Goodson Makanjira – told a court in Lilongwe on Wednesday that Buleya promised to give them K800,000 for kidnapping the boy.

The suspects who included Goodson’s stepfather Kumbilani Patson said the boy was given to Buleya alive.

“I was enticed by a promise that I would get K800 000. I was told that a market is already there and I would get the money instantly which is not the case,” the stepfather said on Wednesday.

Gopodson who was abducted from his house over a week ago is still missing and the two suspects told the court they do not know whether he was alive or not.

However, Buleya did not disclose where he took the boy to or if he paid the said K800, 000 to people who abducted the boy.

APAM said yesterday that the death of Buleya is a setback in their quest for justice hence a post-mortem by a pathologist should be done before the suspect is buried.

“This is a great setback in our quest for justice. How can a key suspect die in prison before revealing where he sold Goodson.

“Deaths of similar fashion also occurred in the case of Eunice & Chakupatsa, APAM suspects foul play,” APAM president Overstone Kondowe