Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Police in trouble for asking for cash for fuel

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By  Salum Maige

Police authorities in Mwanza are planning to take legal measures against an officer in Sengerema District for allegedly demanding Sh100,000 from a family of a suicide victim.

It was alleged that the officer attached to Nyakalilo Police Post in Sengerema, who was accompanied by a local militiaman, demanded the money from the family of Suzana James, 28, who hanged herself, saying the amount was for footing the cost of fuel to transport the body to hospital.

The acting regional police commander, Mr Joseph Konyo, told The Citizen that conduct of the officer was contrary to police regulations; hence he deserves a punishment. ‘’We are investigating the incident and if proved legal measures will be taken against him,” Mr Konyo said.

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