Saturday, 20 June 2015

Albino girl rescued after uncle tried to sell her to witch- doctors [PHOTO]

This little albino girl own uncle tried to sell
her to a witch doctor for thousands of
dollars so she could be hacked to death
and her body parts used to make a potion
to bring the rich and powerful luck.
Margareth Khamis was snatched from the
home she shares with her mother and
three siblings in northern Tanzania by a
masked gang in the middle of the night
last week.
Mailonline reports that ,the kidnapping
sparked a frantic search by the villagers,
who tried to follow the gang through the
bush without luck.

An entire albino body has been known to
fetch £50,000 ($75,000) on the black
market.
But unlike many other children with
ablinism, luck was on the six-year-old's
side: local police heard a man was looking
to sell a little girl for an undisclosed sum
which could have run into the tens of
thousands. Had he been successful, it is
likely Margareth would not have been seen
again.
Instead, the police set up a sting, and
pretended to be a potential customer.
Jume Bwire, the acting Tabora regional
police commander, said:
'After we had received the information
our officers immediately put our trap and
were able to arrest the man red-handed.'
Shockingly, the man they arrested was
Margareth's 44-year-old uncle. Thankfully,
she was unharmed and was quickly
reunited with her family.
Margareth's mother Joyce Mwandu, who
also has albinism, was relieved to have her
young daughter back.

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