Sunday, 11 July 2010

Mob lynches 4 in Geita for highway banditry

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

AN irate mob have lynched 4 people for allegedly carjacking passenger vehicles and robbing them of their luggages at Ibanda Village in Geita District, Mwanza Region on Thursday evening.

The Mwanza Regional Police Commander (RPC), Mr Simon Siro confirmed the incident to the 'Daily News' on Saturday, saying the suspects were killed after they were alleged to have hijacked three lorries with goods on the same day.

“The suspects are alleged to have robbed the drivers of the three lorries of cash and other valuables . The suspects are also alleged to have ordered the drivers to leave their vehicles with them (the suspects) ,” the RPC said.

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