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Yale Yale : Kijana afa mikononi mwa polisi Chang'ombe

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Shadow, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Shadow

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    Friday March 12, 2010
    Local NewsGroom’s death in police hands sparks row
    BY FAUSTINE KAPAMA, 11th March 2010 @ 11:07, Total Comments: 0, Hits: 331

    THE Police have come under fire again after a civilian died while in their custody at Chang’ombe Police in Dar es Salaam. The victim who is a driver, Musa Juma (27), is suspected to have died from severe beating while in the hands of the police after he was hauled from his home on Monday night.

    The father of the deceased, Mr Juma Musa, said that his son was scheduled to marry Rehema Ali Kipanda tomorrow. He told the 'Daily News' today that the body was preserved at Temeke District Hospital, but they have refused to collect it until they are supplied with the police arrest warrant, death certificate, postmortem as well as death certificate reports.

    Mr Musa, who was called by the Temeke Regional Crime Officer (RCO) to inform him about the death of his son, claimed that he had tried to seek explanations from the police why his son was arrested, but he did not get any plausible answer.

    Mzee Mohamed Segumba, the uncle of the deceased, who was also locked up at the police station when he went to inquire about and possibly bail him, failed to hold back his tears as he was explaining to this reporter the whole scenario.

    He said that Musa Juma was arrested by the police on Monday evening at Mivinjeni area as he was going back home from Kariakoo where he used to park his taxi. According to him, the deceased called to inform him of his arrest and that the police were taking him to the police station.

    “Few minutes later, one Rashid Othman, who is a close relative with the owner of the car Musa was driving, informed me about the arrest. We all agreed to meet somewhere so that we can go together to the police station to bail him out. We went at the police station at around 3.00pm,” he said.

    On arrival, he said, they were also put under arrest and taken to the Criminal of Investigation Department’s Office where they found Musa being questioned. He said they were ordered to sit down and few minutes later one policeman started searching them.

    Thereafter, he said, another policeman came into the office and went with Musa. He said that the policeman came back to inform his boss, identified by one name Ididi saying ‘the work has already been done.’

    “We did not understand what was going on".

    Othman, who was among the detainees, said thereafter that the police locked them inside the office with a warning that whoever would attempt to escape would also be shot dead. Few minutes later, he said, the police took them to the counter.

    “They abandoned us there till next morning (Tuesday). We remained there until evening when we contacted the CID officer in charge through his mobile phone number 0754877269 wanting to know why they had abandoned us,” he said.

    Thereafter, he said, one policeman identified as Samson came with his colleague and took their statements. He said that after recording the statements, the police released them on bail with instruction of reporting at the police station after two days.

    “We went at the police station yesterday accompanied with other relatives wanting to know the facts surrounding Musa’s arrest. It was at that point when our father was called by the RCO to inform him that his son (Musa) was no more,” he said.

    The Temeke Regional Police Commander (RPC), Mr David Misime, confirmed the incidence, but added that he had already formed a team to probe the controversial death of Musa and that the police are holding all officials who were involved in one way or another with questioning the deceased.

    RPC Misime was quick to point out that legal actions would be taken against whoever would be directly involved in the killing, if any, of the driver. He said that on March 1, this year, at around 5.40pm, some bandits blocked four employees of Aluminum Hollowware (TZ) Limited.

    The bandits, who were driving a Corola vehicle registration number T 227 AFF, the regional police chief said, threatened the employees with a Sub-Machine Gun and robbed them 9.17m/- being day’s cash collection and disappeared.

    He said that the incidence was reported to the police. On March 8, this year, at around 9.30pm, the RPC said, the police on patrol saw the car and chased it. He said the police found therein one person identified as Musa Juma and was taken to Chang’ombe Police Station.

    Mr Misime said Musa Juma denied involvement when questioned, but case file showed that the complainants of the robbery named the car Musa Juma was driving as the one used in the incidence.

    The police, he said, locked him up to wait other procedure. According to him, on the next day (March 9) Musa Juma was found in critical condition in the cell and was rushed to Temeke District Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Following the controversial death of the suspect while in hands of the police, he decided to form the probe team.
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    tuko mikononi mwa polisi,
    maisha yetu bado ni mikosi,
    afandeeeeeee(Mr II a.k.a SUGU)