THE Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court has sentenced a Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) national, Said Nuru Issa (42) to pay a fine of 1,100,000/- or to go to jail for seven months for living in the country contrary to the law and provide false information about his citizenship to immigration officials.
The judgment was delivered on Friday by Principal Resident Magistrate Evodia Kiharuzi who heard the case.
Prosecution led by Senior State Attorney Godfrey Ngwijo claimed before the court that on September 6, this year at Mgomeni area in Kinondoni District, the accused Said Nuru, being a Congolese national was arrested for entering and living into the country illegally.
He said, in the second count the accused is charged for misleading Ilala District Immigration officials by providing forged documents with the intention of obtaining national identification.
The accused was provided with national identity number 1978082141210000329.
The prosecutor asked the court to provide punishment in accordance with the law.
However, the accused asked the court to forgive him because he has pleaded guilty and it is his first offense.