Igunga DED, 10 others in court for economic sabotage

By Lake Zone Watch writer

Current Igunga District Executive Director (DED) Athuman Msabila and 10 other persons yesterday appeared at a Resident Magistrate’s Court in Kigoma charged with economic sabotage and money laundering.

Before his transfer to Igunga, Msabila served as the Ujiji Municipal Council director where, he and the other 10 persons, are accused of 11 counts of economic sabotage, money laundering and occasioning a loss of 463.5m/-, property of the said council.

The suspects, who appeared before Kigoma Resident Magistrate Hassan Momba, include seven workers of Ujiji municipality and two workers of the Ministry of Regional Administration and Local Government (TAMISEMI).

Reading the charges, State Attorney Anonisye Erasto told the court that the respondents committed the offences between June 1, 2022 and June 5, 2023.

The case will come up for mention on October 20.

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