Duo appears in court for forging  their father’s death certificate

TWO people appeared before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam, facing five charges, including forging their father’s death certificate and stealing a total of over 102m/-.

They are Samwel Gombo and Musa Chiduo, all residents of Dar es Salaam.

Other offences include forging the family meeting’s minutes and the document of the power of attorney, as well as presenting false documents at the Chakwale first registry court in Gairo District, Morogoro Region.

State Attorney, Mosie Kaima read the duo’s charges before Principal Resident Magistrate, Ramadhani Rugemalila recently. In this case Chiduo is an accomplice.

Presenting the charges, Kaima stated that in the first offence facing only Gombo, it is alleged that on diverse dates between November 13, 2017 and June 30, 2018 in Dar es Salaam, he stole over 102m/- from NMB Bank belonging to Stanford Gombo (Samuel’s father).

She also said that in the second and third charges, also facing Gombo alone, it is alleged that on an unknown date in November 2017 in Dar es Salaam, with the intention of defrauding, he forged a death certificate with the number 1003-795-989, showing that it was issued by the Registration Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA).

Furthermore, on October 10, 2017, Samuel Gombo forged a document of power of attorney showing that it was valid and issued by Stanford Gombo, while it was not true.

She further claimed that, on the fourth charge facing both accused, it is alleged that on January 17, 2018, at Kilimani Chakwale Village located in Gairo District, Morogoro Region, they forged the summary of the family meeting, showing that it was prepared by Stanford Gombo’s family, while knowing it was not true.

The court also heard that in the fifth charge facing Gombo alone, it is alleged that on October 31, 2017, at the Chakwale first registry Court, Samwel submitted a false legal document showing that it was issued by Stanford Gombo in contravention of articles 342 and 338 of the penal code, chapter 16, RE: 2022.

All the defendants denied being involved in the charges.

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