The Police at Enukweni in Mzimba district are keeping in custody Samuel Thaulo, aged 26 who for allegedly enticing his wife to sell their eight months albino child.
Thaulo hails from Chewa Mwalulukila Village, T/A Nthondo in Ntchisi district.
Wife to the suspect, Rose Phiri aged 24, reported the husband to community policing forum on 9 June 2016, after she had allegedly been beaten for refusing to sale the child.
Recently, the High Court in Mzuzu granted an order banning traditional doctors from operating in the country, arguing they are fueling attacks on persons with albinism.
And also government put a ban on foreign witch-doctors plying their trade in Malawi in a bid to curb a rising wave of abductions, attacks and killings of albinos.
Government’s interventions came after albinos petitioned Parliament, demanding among others the execution of convicted murderers.
The government also pledged to send children with albinism to boarding schools as one way of offering them protection while guaranteeing them their right to education.
Malawi is grappling with a spate of abductions and killings of people with albinism whose body- parts are believed by some misled sections of the society that can magically be used to make one rich. However, there is no proof to this theory.
According statistics, since 2014 over 60 people of albinism have either been abducted or killed in Malawi. The country has a population 10,000 of people with albinism.