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Lulu in court again for Kanumba case mention

24th April 2012
Actor Elizabeth Michael Kimemeta alias Lulu (C in red dress) arriving under tight security at Kisutu Resident Magistrate Court in Dar es Salaam yesterday.

Elizabeth Michael, better known in the local film industry as Lulu, a prime suspect in the death of famous film actor Steven Kanumba, appeared again in the Kisutu Resident Magistrates' Court yesterday under tight security.

The actor was brought to Kisutu court by a prisons bus with registration number STK 4310, escorted by two cars with registration number STK 4253 and STK 8901.

The actress, who adorned a pink dress, was escorted to the courtroom at around 9.06 am by six women prison wardens.

Before the court session started counsel Kennedy Fungamtama introduced himself and his fellow counsel Peter Kibatala and Fulgence Massawe as Lulu's defence team.

He also said that there would be another lawyer, Joaquine De Mello, a commissioner from the Human Rights and Good Governance Commission, to beef up the defence team.

The prosecution led by State Attorney Elizabeth Kaganda told the court that investigations were not yet complete.

The case was adjourned by Resident Magistrate Ritha Tarimo to May 7, this year, for another mention because Resident Magistrate Augustina Mmbando, who is presiding over the case was attending a seminar.

Lulu broke into sobs as she entered the courtroom after seeing the huge crowd pushing for space in the courtroom.

The prosecution told Magistrate Ritha Tarimo that the accused entered the courtroom without enough security and requested the court to order the police to remove all the people outside the courtroom so that the accused could be taken away.

According to the charge sheet, the accused committed the offence on April 7 at Sinza Vatican in Kinondoni district in the city.

The accused, who earlier submitted that she was 17 years old and not 18 as per the charge sheet, was not allowed to enter any plea because murder cases are normally dealt with by the High Court.

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