Monday, 2 February 2009

Man killed after police ignore threats

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Patty Magubira in Mwanza

Police are interrogating a Village Executive Officer and an in charge of a police post in Geita District allegedly for ignoring death threats ahead of a murder.

Despite reporting to the relevant authorities that his life was under threat, one Juma Luyengela, 38, was ignored and eventually hacked to death by unknown people The ill-fated resident of Ikangala village at Kalumwa area in Geita district was killed around 8:00pm during the Christmas eve.

Mwanza Regional Police Commander, Jamal Rwambow, said Luyengeja was informed beforehand that he would be killed on the day, compelling him to report his fate to Kalumwa Police Post.

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