Man arrested for offering grandson for sale in Chitipa


Police in Chitipa have arrested 67-year-old Harold Simphosya for offering his 7-year-old grandson for sale.

It is reported that on November 19, 2022, the suspect who lives at Yonna village went to his stepdaughter’s home at Ibanda village.

The man took the 7-year-old boy on pretence that he would buy him new clothes at Chitipa Trading Centre.

The suspect spent a night with the boy at his home. The following day, he went to Chitipa Trading Centre with the boy where he started offering him for sale at a price of K300,000.

The prospective buyer promptly tipped the police who rushed to the scene and arrested the suspect.

The suspect will appear in Court soon to answer abduction and child trafficking charges.

Simphosya hails from Yonna village in the area of Senior Chief Mwaulambia in Chitipa district.

Meanwhile, police in district are warning people against engaging in trafficking in persons and have said they will arrest anyone found trafficking people.


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