Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Police probe officers as suspect dies in custody

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Sheilla Sezzy, Mwanza

The police force in Mwanza region is investigating its officers who allegedly tortured a suspect, Mr Mohamed Abdallah, 27, to death.

Mwanza regional police commander Simon Sirro said he was informed about the incident and a thorough investigation was launched to ascertain the truth surrounding the suspect’s death.

RPC Sirro said he was earlier told that Mr Abdallah was killed by an irate mob at the Buzuruga bus terminal, but his relatives insisted that he was killed while in police custody.

I have directed my subordinates to investigate the incident to reveal the truth,” he said.

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