Police in Blantyre on Tuesday rescued an eight-year-old boy with albinism in Bangwe Township who was abducted.
Souther Region police deputy spokesperson Beatrice Mikuwa said in an interview the boy comes from Nkhukuteni Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Machinjiri in Blantyre.
She said at around 2 pm, police found the businessperson (name withheld) from Chikumba Village, T/A Changata in Thyolo, who does business in Mozambique, with the boy.
“Upon interrogation, the businessperson could not say whether he sought permission to take the boy with him to town.
“The police then took him to the boy’s mother who said she did not know that her boy was with the businessperson,” said Mikuwa.
She said the suspect is expected to appear in court after investigations.
She advised parents who have children with albinism to always monitor their movements.
“Parents should know the whereabouts of their children, especially those with albinism.
“They should know who has come to marry them or their relatives and their actual addresses in case of such circumstances,” she said.
Cases of killing and abduction of people with albinism are on the rise.
In July this year, a 12-year-old boy with albinism from Phalombe boy went missing. He is yet to be found. n