Dar es salaam businessman Ally Salim (30), who resides at Tabata area in the city, yesterday appeared in Kinondoni District Court to answer charges of forgery and uttering false documents to the Director General of Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA).
Prosecution led by state attorney Masin Mussa alleged before resident magistrate Benedict Beda that the accused committed the first offence on June 18, this year at unknown place in Dar es Salaam.
It was alleged that on that date the accused, with the intention of defrauding or deceiving, forged a registration letter to the TCRA DG to attend the ITU Council Session in Geneva from July 4 to July 13 this year.
In the forged letter, Mussa purported that the document had been issued by the Institute of Procurement and Supply (IPS).
On the second count, it was alleged that on June 22, this year the accused, knowingly and fraudulently, uttered a false letter bearing the title: “Request for registration to attend the ITU Council meeting to be held in Geneva from July 4 to July 13 2012 to the Director General of the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA)”.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and was remanded after failing to meet bail conditions. The case was adjourned until august 6 this year.
Meanwhile, an accountant with Easy Television Hilary Shibone (40), who resides in Mbezi Bondeni area in Dar es Salaam yesterday appeared in Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court to answer charges of breaking and stealing properties worth 31m/-.
Prosecution led by state attorney Tumaini Kweka alleged before resident magistrate Agnes Mchome that the accused committed the offence on May 30, this year at Eda Estate Mikocheni area in Konondoni municipality.
It was alleged that on that date the accused broke into the office of Easy Television and stole 14m/-, USD 240256, two television sets and other items, properties of Easy Television.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and was returned to remand custody after failing to meet bail conditions.