Sunday, 19 January 2014

Cleric jailed for years over forgery

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Diana Heriel

Mwanza. A resident magistrate court here has sentenced Unguja East resident, Shariffu Mohamed, to three years in prison for forgery and illegal possession of properties.

Mohamed, 61, the Imam at Masjid Noor Madrasat in the city, was found guilty of forging an inheritance document that declared him heir to the late Mariam Masanja’s properties, instead of the deceased widower Faraj Ahmed.

Before resident magistrate Soniva Mwajombe, the government prosecutor Juma Sarige claimed that the accused forged the letter claiming that he was the heir of the late Mariam Masanja’s properties and took a house number 014/200 and two vehicles, all under management by Faraj Ahmed.

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