Police in Ntcheu have said they are making progress in bringing to book people who were involved in the murder of an albino in the district after arresting three suspected murderers, however following the arrests leader of Youth for Progressive Change Gerrard Mzaza Nkhata has urged the police service to dig deaper and arrest the big guys in the trade.
The three suspects who are currently in police custody awaiting interrogation gluesomely murdered Fletcher Masina who at that time was working in his garden.
So far Ntcheu police have managed to arrest Jussab Saiton, 36years, from Zintambira village, TA Chakhumbira, Ntcheu, Dou Mkwaila, 49years who hails from Phumula village, TA Kachindamoto, Dedza. and 40 years Francisco Kamtsimtsi from Phumula village, Dedza.
The police further revealed that they will interrogate the suspects to find out if they are others who were involved.
In reaction to the arrests the leader of Youth for Progressive Change, Gerrard Mzaza Nkhata has recommended police for the arrest while calling for tougher sentences if the suspects will be found guilty.
“Its great news to hear that suspects have been arrested. I hope police will continue on this path and I ask them to administer a tough sentence if they will be found guilty,” said Gerrard Mzaza Nkhata.
According to information available police have failed to trace where the body parts are being sold despite rushing to release names of the suspects which other analysts have a criticized.
“I thought the main reason in this battle is to end the murders. These murders are not started by these people who have been arrested these people are just sent to kill. While am recommending the police for such great acts, i think they should have pushed to know who sent these people first,” he said.
As of taday, 18 albinos have been gruesomely murdered in Malawi in the past three years, according to authorities. The 18th victim is 38 year-old Fletcher Masina who was murdered in his garden in central Malawi’s district of Ntcheu on Tuesday.