10 January 2013

Tanzania: Police Still in Dark Over Simba Stolen Cash

POLICE have yet to arrest any of the six armed robbers who made away with over 7m/- cash from Simba officials at Sinza Makaburini area in Kinondoni municipality at the end of last year.

Kinondoni Regional Police Commander (RPC), Charles Kenyela, told the 'Daily News' that despite rumours on the inside job circulating among the club fans, the police have yet to receive such information officially. "We thus request any one with information on the incident to come forward to assist the investigations," said Kenyela.

He noted that police were still investigating the circumstances surrounding the entire incident to establish the culprits and that releasing the three people on bail was not the end of the investigations.

On December 30, last year, six armed robbers who were on three motorbikes held three people including two Simba officials at gunpoint and made away with 7,590,000/- and 200 US dollars along Shekilango road at around 8pm.

Police subsequently arrested the trio, who are Simba's accountant Eric Sekiete (28), the Club Executive Member, Saleh Pamba and a university student, Stanley Philip (23) for questioning over the matter.

According to RPC Kenyela, before dashing away the robbers said: "You are swindling the club money while the team is losing, we are tired of suffering. Simba chairman, Ismail Aden Rage said the money was the club allocation fetched from international friendly game against Tusker FC of Kenya at the National Stadium on the same day.

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