Breaking: Ugandan Arrested In Tanzania Over Shs4bn Gold Fraud

cialis 40mg geneva; font-size: small; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN;”>Balyejusa Esinze appeared in the Kisutu Resident Magistrates’ Court in Dar es Salaam yesterday where he faced charges of conspiracy and obtaining USD 720, check 000 by fraud.

buy geneva; font-size: small; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN;”>Balyejusa, alongside two others, is separately facing another charge of obtaining ShsUSD750,000 by false pretence.

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It was alleged before Resident Magistrate Augustina Mbando that at an unknown date and place within Mwanza region, the accused, together with others who are still at large, conspired to defraud by false pretence. It’s yet clear why prosecution is short of details pertaining the specific scene of crime and date.

The prosecution, led by State Attorney Prosper Mwangamila, alleged further that the accused committed the second offence on July 29, last year, in Nyamagana district, Mwanza region.

Mwangamila claimed that on the material date the accused, with intent to defraud, obtained USD 720,000 from Henri Van Der Westhuizen purporting to sell him 30 kilogrammes of gold while knowing the same to be fake.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge and was remanded because the DPP had filed a certificate under section 944 of the Criminal Procedure Act objecting to bail for the accused for reason of national safety.

The case was adjourned until November 11, this year, when the court would rule whether the accused would be granted bail or not.

Meanwhile, a surety, Nora Petro, in the case of obtaining money amounting to USD 750,000 by false pretence yesterday withdrew from being a surety, claiming that she did not know what kind of a case she had been a surety for the accused.

Recanting before Resident Magistrate Ritha Tarimo Petro, Nora said that when she was asked to be a surety, the accused had told her that he was charged with a traffic case and not obtaining money by false pretence until later when a security officer told her about the nature of offence the accused was charged with.

The accused in the case are Balyejusa Esinze and Hildagade Augustino, who are charged with conspiracy, attempt to obtain money and impersonation.

However, defence advocates Living Kimaro and Aloyce Komba argued in court yesterday that they had information to the effect that the police were mounting pressure on their client’s surety to withdraw for reasons best known to themselves.

However, the prosecution side, led by Mwangamila, alleged that the reason for the surety to withdraw was obvious – that they had lied to her about the nature of case she was going to be a trustee for. They said had it been the case as the defence was claiming they would have objected to bail for the accused in the first instance.

According to the charge sheet, it is alleged that the accused, together with others who are still at large, at unknown date and place in Dar es Salaam city conspired to obtain money by false pretence.

It is further alleged that on October 29, this year, at Aurora Security Company at Msasani area in Kinondoni district, the accused, with intent to defraud, attempted to obtain USD 750,000 from Hermanus Johmaness Espach purporting to be selling him 59 kg of gold while they knew it to be fake.

The case was adjourned to November 21, this year, when it comes up for mention and to see if accused Esinze would secure another surety.

Recently, a Ugandan was arrested in London for armed robbery.


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