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Police Deny Letting Murder Suspect Walk Free!!

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Jackbauer, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Jackbauer

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    Arusha - Controversy shrouds the case of a businessman who is alleged to have gunned down a motorcyclist, killing the latter on the spot, at Kwa-Ngulelo junction, along Moshi-Arusha road. The victim, Mr Hillary Elias aged 36 years; a resident of Oldadai was allegedly shot by Mr Elius after some verbal exchanges between the two.
    The Regional Police Commander, Mr Liberatus Sabas, has confirmed the incident, saying the suspected killer, Mr Romen Elius, a local business tycoon, has already been arrested, contrary to claims that the police let him walk free and even provided the 'killer' with escort.
    "We arrested him but what people do not understand is that nowadays the police do not prepare the charge sheet. It is the Attorney General's office here responsible for the process of compiling the charges. Unfortunately out of ignorance the other motorcycle riders took it to the streets by demonstrating," said the RPC.
    According to the commander, the suspect is a gemstone dealer and a resident of Baraa Ward. He explained that he is alleged to have been blocking the road while speaking to another motorist along the highway, something which irked the motorcyclist who was trying to rush his passenger to town.
    The suspect is alleged to have threatened the victim with a pistol but the latter reportedly called his bluff, upon which Mr Elius decided to shoot for real.However, one of the motorcycle operators, Mr Jonathan Emmanuel said a crowd that had gathered to witness the highway quarrel witnessed the suspect killing their colleague in cold blood.
    Later, hundreds of motorcycle operators protested all the way from the City Center to the suspect's house in Baraa where they proceeded to hurl rocks at the premises destroying the building badly before the police arrived to disperse them.The irate riders were claiming that the suspect had been let free by the police and therefore they wanted to kill him just as he had killed their colleague.The Regional Police Commander said seven motorcycle operators have so far been arrested in connection with the riots.

    source;daily news