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Chadema MP turns himself in to police

9th May 2012
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Arumeru East Member of Parliament Joshua Nassari (L) and his lawyer, Albert Msando, arrive at Arusha police headquarters yesterday.

Arumeru East MP Joshua Nassari yesterday turned himself in to the police after eluding the law-enforcers for two consecutive days.

Police sought Nassari for allegedly uttering seditious words at a Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) public rally held at the weekend.

Since Monday morning, police were busy interrogating three other party’s leaders for similar counts.

Nassari went to the Central Station around 12.15pm accompanied by his lawyer, Albert Msando, and some party’s followers, including former Arusha Urban MP, Godbless Lema.

The newly elected MP, disembarked from his personal vehicle with registration number T722 BCR. He was detained for interrogation.

The other three Chadema leaders, who were arrested on Monday, include John Heche, national chairman Chadema Youth Council (Bavicha), Ali Bananga, former CCM follower who crossed over to Chadema recently and Alphonce Mawazo, former CCM ward councillor.

When asked latter on the day, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Isaya Mngulu hurriedly said, “We are still interrogating the MP, so, I have nothing to comment right now.”

On Monday, police announced that they were hunting for the youthful Chadema MP for allegedly uttering seditious words during the public rally.

Nassari allegedly incited the people to rally against the sitting government and declare a new nation formed by northern regions if the police won’t arrest people suspected of killing Chadema chairman for Usa River ward Msafiri Mbwambo.

The three are interrogated for allegedly making derogatory words against President Jakaya Kikwete’s son, Ridhwani.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
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