Despite arresting three people yesterday in connection with the abduction of a 14-year-old boy with albinism Goodson Makanjira, the police are yet to locate the victim.
National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera confirmed in an interview yesterday that the three have been arrested.
He said: “The new development in the case is that we have arrested three people in connection with the boy’s disappearance. I cannot comment on whether we will find him alive or not. We might know that once we are done with our interrogations.”
Makanjira was abducted in the early hours of Wednesday by masked men who broke into his parent’s home while the family was asleep.
Kadadzera declined to reveal the identities of the three people, saying doing so might compromise the investigations.
“At this stage, we will keep the names secret because we do not want to alert others who might compromise the investigations. But we will be briefing the nation on new developments as they arise,” he said.
Association of People with Albinism in Malawi (Apam) president Overstone Kondowe said they hope Makanjira is still alive.
“There is nothing we can do except wait for the police. It is a sad situation but there is nothing we can do but rely on the police,” he said.