Police holds seven over forgery, mobile money theft

TANZANIA,Mwanza  POLICE in Mwanza region have arrested seven people over allegedly involving themselves in forging educational certificates, licenses and mobile money theft.

Briefing reporters in Mwanza City on Sunday, Regional Police Commander (RPC)Wilbroad Mutafungwa said five people were arrested over allegedly forging certificates of Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) and driving licenses.

He said the other two were arrested over alleged theft of mobile money, as they were asking their targets to send money, citing various reasons.

Commander Mutafungwa said that on 25 July Essau Yakobo (26) a resident of Mecco Street in Ilemela Municipality was arrested over engaging in forgery of certificates of VETA and driving license with a fake sign of Mwanza Regional Traffic Officer (RTO).

He said that John Msemo (45), a Sales Officer with Chloride went a police station to make verification of his license and academic certificate of VETA, but it was found that the documents were forged.

He said that Police have managed to seize a printer, computer and two flash disks that they used to make forged driving licenses and Academic certificates.

Commander Mutafungwa said all the accused have been interrogated and will be taken to court to answer charges against them.

He added that on 27 July at 7 am at Mwanza North Port in Mwanza City police managed to arrest two people Mr Abdulahim Karungila (41) a resident of Rwazi street in Bukoba and Mr Heri Kabuya(36) a resident of Kyaya Street in Bukoba for their involvement in theft of mobile money.

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