Court adjourns case on three more suspects over person with albinism death

The High Court sitting in Mangochi Wednesday adjourned hearing of  case of three more men suspected of killing 23 year-old person with albinism Saudi Dyton after sentencing three other men to 155 years each imprisonment on the same case.

Robert Maulidi from Kaliati Village Traditional Authority Mwambo in Zomba, Saineti Kina Situli from Itimu Village,Traditional Authority Chowe in Mangochi and John Short James from Phalombe are jointly answering two counts of murder and  conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm contrary to Sections 209 and  224 (b) paragraph 1b respectively of the Penal Code.

The court heard that the three allegedly committed the crime in January 2021 in Traditional Authority Chowe Mangochi.

The three accused leaving the court in Mangochi after High Court sitting in the district adjouned the case to a latter date. Pic, Mada Ziba (Mana)

All the three accused persons pleaded not guilty on the charges levelled against them and this made the state to decide to bring in six witnesses to testify in the case.

The High Court has since adjourned hearing and the case has been adjourned to later date.

However the accused remain in police custody.

The adjournment came the same day the court sentenced James Pilo Khang’a. 71, Sumaili Nikisi, 45, Gayesi Kapote 44 to 68 years imprisonment each for killing, extracting human tissues and trafficking in person.