THE body of a newborn baby was found dumped at Mabwepande area in Kinondoni municipality, Dar es Salaam, police have confirmed.
Kinondoni Regional Police Commander (RPC) Charles Kenyela said the baby girl's body was found on Friday morning around 07:00 am. "The baby was between 10 and 15 days old and her body was hacked to pieces," he said. The remains were taken to Kinondoni Municipal Hospital (Mwananyamala).
"Police are investigating to establish the cause behind this brutal death and to find out the suspect," said Mr Kenyela. In a separate incident, a pedestrian died in road accident that occurred on Friday morning along the Kilwa Road at 'Government Well' area in Temeke Municipality.
Temeke Regional Police Commander (RPC) Englebert Kiondo said in the city yesterday that the pedestrian who was identified as Omary Seif (32) died on the spot after he was knocked down by a Scania tanker with registration numbers T 176 AHK driven by Pius Msigwa.
The deceased's body was taken to Temeke Hospital for preservation and police have arrested the truck driver for investigation to establish the cause of the accident. Meanwhile, two people died on Thursday in Dar es Salaam, police have confirmed. In the first incident a man was found dead suspected to have committed suicide by hanging himself in his room at Mtoni Kindande in Temeke Municipality.
Temeke Region Police Commander (RPC) Englebert Kiyondo said yesterday, that the man identified as Milidadi Mchome aged between 30 and 35 was a resident of Mtoni Kindande. "The man had used a bedsheet to take his own life around 06:45pm," said Mr Kiyondo. The deceased's body was taken to Temeke Hospital. "We are still investigating the cause behind his decision to kill himself," he said.
A motorcyclist died in the road accident that occurred along the Morogoro Road at Kimara Mwisho area on Thursday night. Kinondoni Region Police Commander (RPC) Charles Kenyela reported in the city yesterday that the motorcyclist identified as Focus P. Kibihile was riding a Fecon motorcycle with registration numbers T 831 BMQ.
"The deceased died on the spot after being knocked by a truck with registration numbers T 762 AJC Scania, which was pulling a trailer with numbers T 814 AHR driven by Heriel Gerald (48)," he said. The deceased's body was taken to Tumbi Hospital at Kibaha in Coast region.
The RPC said police have arrested the truck's driver for reckless driving. Police detained seventeen suspects in possession of marijuana and locally brewed liquor during a patrol carried out at various areas in Kinondoni and Temeke Municipalities on Thursday. RPC Kiyondo said that five suspects were arrested at Ferry Kigamboni area around 12:15 pm and they were found with a drum of marijuana.
"The suspects are identified as Hemed Abdalah (28), Kulwa Majuto (22), Riziki Majuto (23) and two others," he said. Meanwhile, the RPC of Kinondoni Municipality said that 12 suspects were arrested at Mbezi Beach, Kilongawima area around 12:00pm.
"The suspects were found in possession of eight bundles and 68 rolls of marijuana and seven litres of locally brewed liquor commonly known as 'gongo'," said Mr Kenyela. The suspects were identified as Hamisi Ramadhan (28), Hassan Saleh (40), Charles Mwamakula (35), Hamis Musa (25) and eight others.