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Ugandan in court over 2.5trn/- fraud -Scene of Crime Aurora Security Co. offices Msasani

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    [TD="class: kaziBody"]By JULIUS BWAHAMA, 7th November 2011 @ 12:10, Total Comments: 0, Hits: 274

    A UGANDAN national was on Monday arraigned before Kisutu Resident Magistrate's Court charged with defrauding a western gold dealer of US dollars 1.47 million.

    Before Resident Magistrate Rita Tarimo, State Attorney Prosper Mwangamila alleged that on unknown date and place, Balyejusa Esinza and Hildegrade Augustino and others still at large conspired to commit the offence of obtaining money by false pretense.

    It is also alleged that on October 20, this year, at Aurora Security Company at Msasani area with intent to obtain 750,000 US dollars from Hermanus Espach, the accused sold him 50 kilograms of fake gold.

    Mr Mwangamila also alleged that on October 1 and 27, this year, at unknown place and time with intent to defraud Espach, Esinza and Augustino falsely represented themselves to be Mr Wamba and Mrs Caroline.

    The accused pleaded not guilty to all offences.

    However, a surety, Norah Petro, refused to bail the accused citing that she was briefed about a traffic case rather than a criminal case that was at hand.

    "I had no idea of such a case before me was of such magnitude, I was told that I was to come to make bail for traffic offence not a criminal one," Petro told the court.

    At the same time Balyejusa Esinza was arraigned for the second time for an offence of obtaining 720,000 US dollars by false pretense.

    It is alleged that on July 29, 2010 within Nyamagana District in Mwanza Region, Esinza with intent to defraud obtained 720,000 US dollars from Henni Westhuizen after selling him 30 kilogrammes of fake gold.

    Esinza entered a not guilty plea but was denied bail after the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) submitted a certificate to bar him from bail citing national safety and public interest.

    Nevertheless, Esinza counsel Alloyce Komba objected the DPP certificate complaining that it was his client's right to receive bail.

    "My client's offence is bailable but I am surprised that he has been denied his basic human right," stressed Komba. But on the other hand, State Attorney Mwangamila contested the defence's argument citing that the DPP's certificate could not be over ruled.

    The case was adjourned to Friday when the court would determine whether to give bail or not.

    Meanwhile, police in Dar es Salaam have impounded two trucks loaded with a stolen consignment of copper worth 500m/- in Temeke municipality on November 1.

    The Special Zone Police Commander, Mr Suleiman Kova, told a press conference in the city on Monday that the trucks were allegedly hijacked by unidentified people while the copper was in transit from Zambia to Dar es Salaam port.

    "The truck drivers are allegedly to have been hijacked by the unidentified suspects when they reached Mabibo area in Dar es Salaam," said police chief.

    He said police had apprehended seven suspects in connection with the incident including one of the lorry drivers, Sijali Petro Msemo, 42, of Manzese in Dar es Salaam.

    Mr Kova said the drivers were allegedly tied by their hijackers before they were taken to and abandoned at Kongowe area, saying the police were still investigating the matter to establish the circumstances behind the incident.

    He said the lorries, Scania with registration number T424 ATH and its semi-trailer T 424 AKB and another lorry whose registration number could not be established were taken to Central Police Station.

    In another development, police in Dar es Salaam Special Zone are holding twelve suspects in connection with armed robbery.

    Mr Kova said the suspects were arrested with a shot gun, seven rounds of ammunition plus six machetes, saying the weapons were used when the suspects were implementing crimes.

    Mr Kova named the suspects as Yosian Marwa, Mushi Salum, Iddi Athumani, Masoud Saidi, Sadiki Said, Shedi Amiri, 18, Hussein Omary, 26, Hassani Juma, 26, Shukuru Muhidin, 32, Erick Beka, 37, Hamis Mtembei, 37, Mwenisi Safiro, 20, Juma Mohamed, 18, Jumanne January, 26, Hussein Mrisho and Dafa Daniel, 26.[/TD]
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    Crime scene ...ndani ya kampuni ya ulinzi???