Court: Bishop Gwajima,three others have a case to answer

02Dec 2016
Karama Kenyunko
The Guardian
Court: Bishop Gwajima,three others have a case to answer

THE Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court has ruled that the leader of the Glory of Christ Tanzania Church, Bishop Josephat Gwajima, and three others have a case to answer in a criminal case related to possession of fire arm.

Bishop Josephat Gwajima

In the case Bishop Gwajima is charged along with his security guard and assistants George Mzava, Yeconia Bihagaze and Godfrey Milulu.

The ruling was issued yesterday by Principal Resident Magistrate Cyprian Mkeha after the prosecution closed their case for calling six witnesses.

Reading the ruling magistrate Mkeha said that he had gone through all the testimony and evidence adduced in court by the prosecution and was satisfied that the accused have a case to answer.

However, the defence advocate Peter Kibatala informed the court that the accused persons will give defend themselves and that they intend to call other three witnesses.

The case was adjourned until December 13, this year when it comes up for the accused to start the defence testimony.

In the case, Bishop is separately charged with one count of failure to keep in safe custody a firearm and ammunitions while in another count he is charged alongside his co-accused with illegal possession of the fire arm.

It was alleged that between March 27 and 29 last year in Dar es Salaam, the accused Gwajima being a lincensed person to possess a pistol and its three round of ammunitions and 17 shotgun bullets, he left the firearm and ammunitions to other people who are not unauthorized.

The prosecution further alleged that on 29 March last year at TMJ Hospital Mikocheni A within Kindononi District the acused Mzava, Bihagaze and Mlulu were found in illegal possession of the pistol and and 20 rounds of ammunitions.

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