Former Yanga defender to appear in court next month

18Feb 2016
Our Reporter
The Guardian
Former Yanga defender to appear in court next month

FORMER Young Africans team defender David Mwakalebela, will have to appear before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court on March 10, this year for preliminary hearing of a false information case.

David Mwakalebela

The prosecution led by immigration department officer, Method Kagoma, claimed before Principal Resident Magistrate Huruma Shaidi, when the case came for mentioning yesterday, that the investigation is complete. Shaidi tabled a request to the court to set another date for preliminary hearing.

Mwakalebela was charged along with a Pakistani national Mohamed Nauman Khalilur, but the later pleaded guilty to the charges and was fined to pay a sum of 4m/-. He paid the fine and since then he has been held by immigration authorities pending a possible extradition.

According to the charge sheet it was alleged that on October 20, 2014 at the Regional Immigration Offices in Dar es Salaam, Mwakalebela being a citizen of United Republic of Tanzania, helped Khalilur to fill false information regarding his personal particulars for the purpose of obtaining a Tanzanian Passport.

It was further alleged that, Mwakalebela committed the offence while exactly knowing that the accused is not a Tanzanian.

One of the charges the Pakistani faced included making false statement and unlawfully presence in the country.
It was alleged that, on January, 29, this year at Regional Immigration Office of Dar es Salaam, Khalilur being a citizen of Pakistan was found staying in the country unlawfully without a valid entry Visa.

The Pakistani also was found to have made false statement regarding his personal particulars. He filled immigration forms CT5 (Ai) with serial number 946316 and present a birth certificate for the purpose of obtaining a Tanzanian passport while aware that he is not a Tanzanian.

Khalilur also presented copy of Tanzania citizenship certificate of registration of Amina Alimohamed Noormohamed and her passport introducing her as his mother. Also he endorsed his finger prints on immigration forms for the purpose of obtaining a Tanzanian passport.