[h=2]Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)[/h] [h=1][FONT=Arial, Liberation Sans, sans-serif] [/FONT][/h]BY JULIUS BWAHAMA, 24 MAY 2012 A THEFT case against CCM cadre Rajab Maranda and five others was yesterday adjourned to June 25, because the presiding Resident Magistrate, Irvin Mugeta, was absent. In the case, Maranda and others are charged with stealing more than 5bn/-from the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) through the EPA scheme. Maranda and Cousin Farajali Hussein are currently serving a five year prison sentence for a similar offense involving a fake company Kiloloma and Brothers which they used to get money through BoT and scheme. Apart from Maranda, other accused in the case are BoT officials Esther Komu, Bosco Kimela and businessmen Ajay Somani and Jai Somani. According to the charge sheet, it was alleged that between December 2004 and May 2005, at unknown place in Dar es Salaam, the accused -- Maranda, Somani and Somani together with unknown persons conspired to commit an offence of obtaining money by false pretence. On the second count, it was alleged that on December 15, 2004, the accused Maranda with intent to defraud or deceive forged a deed of assignment between Philip Sceman of Societe Alsacinne De Construction De Machines Textiles 146-148 Ruedaboukir 725002 of Paris France and Maulid Kaasa of Liquidity Service Ltd PO Box 3983 of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It was alleged that, the accused did it purporting to show Maulidi Kaasa of Liquidity Service Ltd was assigned a debt of 5,912,901,643/64 by M/S Societe Alsacienne De Construction De Machines Textiles of Paris, France. On the third count, it was alleged that on August 30, 2005 at the Bank of Baroda Ltd in Ilala municipality, the accused Maranda knowingly and fraudulently uttered a forged memorandum and articles of association of Liquidity Service Ltd purporting to show that Thabit Katunda was a subscriber of the said Liquidity Service Ltd. Further it was alleged that between September 2 and December 13, 2005 the accused Maranda, Somani and Somani with intent to defraud obtained from BoT 3,975,820,000/- the property of the said bank by falsely pretending that Maulid Kaasa Liquidity Service Ltd had been assigned a debt amounting to that sum by M/S Societal Alsacienne De Construction De Machines Textiles of Paris, France in consideration. On the fifth count, it was alleged that between September 2 and December 13, 2005 the accused with intent to defraud obtained from BoT a credit of 1,937,081,643/64 by falsely pretending that Liquidity Service Ltd had been assigned a debt amounting to that sum by M/S Societe Alsacienne De Construction De Machines Textiles of Paris, France. On the last count, it was alleged that on August 30, 2005 at BoT in Ilala district the accused Komu and Kimela being employees of BoT as acting deputy director debt department and acting security officer to the bank respectively, by reason of their failure to discharge their duties in a reasonable manner caused the BoT to suffer a pecuniary loss of 5,912,901,643/64.