Two people of the same family in Mchinji are in police custody after a revelation concerning their intentions and attempt to sell their nephews leaked.
The two who are purportedly being investigated by Mchinji Police have confessed that they indeed approached a certain businessman offering him for sale their two nephews.
“The suspects who are claiming to have been heavily striked by poverty made this nude decision with expectations to end their financial problems”, said Mchinji Police Publist Kaitano Lubrino.
Kaitano further said the two offered to sell their cousins to a butcherman Mr. Jason Mvula, 42, of Bisikopi village under Traditional Authority Mkanda in the district.
“Mr Jason Mvula made told the Police that the suspects from October 10 until October 19 this year have been coming to his house saying they were offering for sell two featherless chickens, meaning the victims. This news puzzled him and prompted to tip the Police whilst on the other hand he kept on making further deliberate transactions with the suspects”, said Kaitano.
He added, “they formerly agreed to be given K300, 000.00 from K350,000.00 which they earlier proposed as the prices of two young boys aged 5 and 10 respectively”, he concluded.
Collective efforts by Mkanda Police Unit and the butcherman yielded good results as the suspects were cornered before the boys were kidnapped.
The suspects Yesaya Etifala, 31 and Ackim James, 22, both from Lameck village under Traditional Authority Mkanda in Mchinji will appear in court to answer charges of buying or disposing of any person as a slave which is contrary to section 267 of the penal code.
The charge attracts a maximum penalty of seven years Imprisonment with Hard Labour when one is found guilty.
Meanwhile, Police is warning all people indulging or are planning to do any illegal business that the police shall not relent instead it will allow the rule of law to take its course within its boundaries.