resident Abduel Fatah Mohammed, is being held by police in
Mbeya region Southern Tanzania for possessing 15 passports
including 8 issued in Netherlands.
was nabbed in Mbeya when he was finding transportation to
Lusaka, Zambia after the police suspected that he was illegal
Laurian Saanya, Regional Police Commander (RPC) for Mbeya,
Mohammed was supposed to appear to the court yesterday. Out
of 15, 7 passports issued in Somalia.
said that when interrogated, Mohammed said he had entered
Tanzania through Arusha region in northern Tanzania from Kenya.
that Mohammed said he was heading to sell passports to his
relatives living in Zambia. He said Mohammed's own passport
was Numbered 538094 which was issued in 1996 in Nairobi, Kenya.
with 15 fake passports, Mohammed was also seen with narcotics
into his bag," the RPC said. The passports issued in Netherlands
carried numbers A01010769, A01010768, A01010765, A01010760,
A01010759, A01010758, A01010757 and A01010756. Those issued
in Somalia numbered, A01010755, A01010767, A01010766, A01010764,
A01010763, A01010762 and A01010761.
Somali national, Hussein Mussa was yesterday jailed three
years in Dar Es Salaam for staying illegally in Tanzania.
illegal Somali in the country, especially in northern Tanzania
are fueling robbery and killings of innocent people.
Mr. John Majoel of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania
(ELCT) was in few months ago shot to death by Somali on his
back after he allegedly refused to get out of his car, Toyota
Land Cruiser in Ngolongolo District in Arusha.
was traveling with four European Missionaries to Ngorongoro,
one of the famous Tanzania's National Park, on routine pastoral
to information reached the media in Dar Es Salaam, after killing
the pastor, the armed Somali drove away with the Europeans
and abandoned them and the car in the bush some 20 kilometers
from the scene area.
ago, Somali bandits murdered the Ngorongoro District Commanding
Officer, SSP Issaya Kong'oa, and about 10 Maasai tribesmen.