Monday, 6 April 2009

Healer, 77, in police custody for possession of albino bone

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Patty Magubira, Mwanza

Police here have arrested a 77-year-old traditional healer for allegedly found with a bone believed to be of an albino.

Mwanza regional police commander Jamal Rwambow, said the healer was arrested on Thursday afternoon at Mahina Suburb in possession of the bone, something that appeared like a snake-skin and other magical equipment.

Mr Rwambow said investigations continued and the bone was sent to the lake zone government chemist to ascertain if it were of human.

Cases of albino killings are high in the lake zone. Following the killings, Interpol Police have been helping in identifying the culprits.


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