Friday April 17, 2009 Local News Jeetu referred to Muhimbili for medical verification DAILY NEWS Reporter, 17th April 2009 @ 10:50, Total Comments: 0, Hits: 78 The Kisutu Residents Magistrate Court has referred Tycoon Jayantkumar Chandubhai Patel, alias Jeetu Patel charged with several cases involving theft of billions of shillings from External Payments Arrears (EPA) accounts to Muhimbili National Hospital before allowing him to travel to India to receive treatments. Principal Resident Magistrates Ruwaichi Meela, John Kahyoza and Grace Mwakipesile said the matter was serious and they found the court would like to get the other view of the problem, considering that the accused has only relied on private hospitals. They therefore, referred the accused to the hospital for more check ups so that the result would be used to give a ruling. In his earlier submissions, Advocate Mabere Marando had told the court that the accused had consulted Shree Hindu Mandal Hospital on several occasions and the hospital issued two medical examination reports dated March 11, 2009 and April 8, 2009, respectively indicating that it was not able to fully and completely deal with his heart illness. The accused needs to see a consultant cardiologist to rule out cardio etiology. We apply for permission to have him visit the cardiologist in the Republic of India where he had done so before many times in the course of management of his illness before these cases began, he submitted. Mr Marando proposed that his client should be allowed to travel starting April 20 and would be back on May 14. State Attorney Timoth Vitalis did not object to the application, but asked the court to inform the sureties for the accused on the consequence if he would not come back. The case was adjourned until April 24, when the case will appear for mention. In the case, Jeetu is charged together with Devren Vinodbhai Patel and Amit Nandy with conspiracy forgery, uttering false documents and stealing 10,562,922,828/-, property of the Bank of Tanzania (BoT). It is alleged that Jeetu, Patel, and Nandy conspired between August 9 and December 7, 2005 and stole a total of 10,562,922,828/-, while Nandy alone is charged with forging and uttering to the BoT a deed of assignment between Bencon International Limited and Matshushita Company. The same person is accused of forging another deed of assignment and presented it to the Central Bank between Bencon Company and Marubeni Corporation within the same period. It is further alleged that the accused purported to show that Bencon Company had assigned a debt of 2,599,944,456.12 and other 7,962,978,372.48, by the Matsushita Company and Marubeni Company, respectively in considerations for value received.