Igunga medic in court over 200,000/- bribe

12Nov 2019
The Guardian
Igunga medic in court over 200,000/- bribe

THE Prevention and Combating Corruption Bureau (PCCB) in Igunga district, Tabora region has arraigned in court Wallace Joseph Kazili (52) a medic from Igunga District for soliciting and receiving 200,000/- bribe from a patient.

PCCB prosecutor from Tabora Region Simon Mashingia alleged before Igunga District Court Magistrate Lydia Ilunda that the accused is facing three counts.

Prosecutor Mashingia alleged that on October 30 this year at an unknown time at Igunga District Hospital the accused solicited 200,000/- bribe from Kasembe Bundala Nangale, a resident of Kiloleli Village from Kishapu district in Shinyanga region as an inducement to issue him with TB drugs for his mother Bugumba Lusalu (65).

In the second count, the prosecutor alleged that on the same date October 30 2019 at around 1pm the accused received 50,000/- through M-Pesa transaction as part payment of 200,000/- from Kasembo Bundala as inducement in issuing him TB drugs.

IUUn the third count, the prosecutor claimed that on November 1 this year at around 3pm at Maternity Ward of Igunga District Hospital, the accused received 50,000/- from Kasembe Bundala as inducement to him to issue TB drugs.

According to the PCCB prosecutor the accused committed the crime under Section 15(1)(a) of the PCCB Act No, 11 of 2007.

However after the charges were read, the accused pleaded not guilty and is out on 300,000 bail up to December 4 when the case will come up for mention.

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