Zomba Senior Resident Magistrate Court in Mangochi sentenced 49 year old Samson Allison to 21 years in jail for kidnapping a child with albinism on November 24th. Samson kidnapped his own 4 year old nephew,
Prosecution Officer Senior Superintendent Dickens Mwambazi of the Eastern Region told the court that the Samson together with his accomplice Jafali Ligomeka (44) connived to sell the boy to unknown culprits at a price of K6 million.
On November 20 during night time the mother left the child in the hands of her mother and went to a funeral. The men then took the boy to an unknown location/
The two were later arrested but the buyers are yet to be arrested.
Appearing before court, Allison pleaded guilty to the charge of kidnapping whilst Ligomeka pleaded not guilty.
Allison was convicted & Ligomeka’s case went to trial and he is now on remand.
In his submission, Senior Superintendent Mwambazi prayed for a stiff sentence since the conduct of the convict is inhuman and cannot be condoned in the society.
In his ruling, Resident Magistrate Chamdimba Nkhata sentenced Allison to 21 years imprisonment with hard labour
The Samson is from Village Tumbwe Traditional Authority Namavi in the district of Mangochi.
" This should act as a ringing bell to would be offenders."