IMMIGRATION OFFICERS AND CHINESE NATIONALS IN COURT

TANZANIA: CRIME/DAILY NEWS/13/6/18 SABANews 1

DAR ES SALAAM – At least EIGHT Immigration Officers and 17 CHINESE have appeared before the KISUTU Magistrate’s Court in the TANZANIAN commercial city of DAR ES SALAAM.

The DAILY NEWS says they are facing SIX counts of conspiracy, furnishing false information, leading organised crimes and fraudulent scheme on labour matters.

It says Principal Resident Magistrate HURUMA SHAIDI is presidening over the case, which also involves alleged engagement in occupation without permit, as well as aiding and abetting commission of offences.

The suspects are SALIM AL-AMRY, FREDRICK KUMALIJA, GEORGE ELIKANA, BHOKE MWITA, FATUMA SONGORO, KELVIN PONELA, ROBERT MKINI and REVOCATUS MUGISHA from the Immigration Department.

Some of the accused CHINESE are BO SONG, LIU YUNLEY, CHAN CHAO HUI and FU ZENG, or WANG.

The others are WU HAI QUING, LIANG DE QING, KE QIU FANG, JING JONG LIN, KU LIAO, YAN YAN GENG, CHEN YING GONG, CHEN GWAN DI, LIN BEN, RUI GUO, LIN XIUNGQUI, CHEN FA and WAN LI.

Prosecution, led by TWO Senior State Attorneys SHADRACK KIMARO and PATRICK MWITA, alleges between ONE JUNE 2017 and 17 MAY 2018 the accused conspired to commit an offence under the Non-Citizens (Employment Regulations) Act.

The State says such an offence relates to furnishing false information in order to get work permits, and all the accused allegedly lied to the Labour Commissioner so they could secure such papers within the same period.

The DAILY NEWS says Mr BO SONG has been charged alone on the count of engaging in occupation without being in possession of a valid resident permit.

It says the prosecution claims the CHINESE committed the offence within the same period when he engaged himself in occupation in TANZANIA.

The immigration officers are also facing ONE joint count of aiding and abetting Mr BO SONG to engage in occupation within the host country, while he had no valid document allowing him to do so.

The State alleges the suspects together intentionally organised and managed a criminal racket by aiding, abetting and furnishing false information so as to get work and resident permits.

The prosecution also charges all the accused persons pretended and claimed to qualify for resident and work permits, before knowingly aiding and obtaining such documents from the TANZANIA Immigration Department and Labour Commissioner./Sabanews/cam

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