Former CCM district chairman in court over forgery

26Mar 2020
Correspondent
Dodoma
The Guardian
Former CCM district chairman in court over forgery

​​​​​​​FORMER Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) chairman for Dodoma district Robert Mwinje (39) yesterday appeared at Dodoma Resident Magistrates Court facing charges of conspiracy, forgery and tendering false documents for members seeking positions in the party.

​​​​​​​Former Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) chairman for Dodoma district Robert Mwinje.

Mwinje was removed from his post on December 18 2019 due to abuse of office.

Speaking here to reporters, Commander of Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) for Dodoma region, Sosthenes Kibwengo, said in collaboration with the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions they had taken to court Mwinje and co-suspect Nyemo Malenda (20) for the offences.

Kibwengo said Mwinje and co-suspect Malenda  committed the offence contrary to the Penal Code, Cap 16 of the laws and its 2018 amendments.

“On diverse dates between 18 and 20 October 2019 Mwinje and Malenda, an office attendant, forged letters for the applicants of leadership posts purported to show they originated from CCM’s office in Dodoma Urban District and gave them to members while reasonably knew it was false,” he said.

In another development the PCCB has arraigned to court the head teacher of Msisi primary school in Dodoma district, David Mdeka (44) for fraudulent use of documents to mislead his employer by forging the summary of a meeting for the payment from a bank amounting to more than one million shillings.

Kibwengo said he received the money from the bank and embezzled it instead of using the money to purchase   school supplies.

Kibwengo further said they also intend to take to court the Thawi Ward executive officer from Kondoa district Hashim Ally (42) allegedly for soliciting 155,000/- bribe out which he received 60,000/- from one mwananchi as an inducement not to take steps against him for not taking his grandson to  school for 31 days.

However he said after investigations it emerged that the student followed proper transfer procedures and shifted to another school.

Meanwhile, the acting secretary for Teachers Service Commission for Bahi district, Adam Richard (49) appeared in court facing four counts for soliciting a total of 3.5m/- bribe out of which he received 1,050,000/- from four teachers as inducement for his assistance in the promotion procedures.