Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

19 February 2013

Tanzania: Katavi Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Sumbawanga — A POLICE officer, Constable Frederick (25), is accused of causing the death of a person he was carrying on a motorcycle here, recently.

The constable whose force number is PG 4772 failed to control the bike leading to it veering off the road and knocking a tree near Msakila Primary School in Mpanda District, Katavi Region. Constable Fredrick who is being admitted to Mpanda District Hospital for treatment after sustaining injuries is stationed at Mpanda Central Police in Mpanda town.

The acting Katavi Regional Police Commander, Mr Joseph Myovela, told the 'Daily News' over the phone that the accident occurred around 10:45pm.

Narrating the incident, Mr Myovela said on that material night, Constable Fredrick was riding a motorcycle, with registration number T 340 BJK while carrying a passenger, Denis Robert (31), a resident of Kawanjese and an employee of one of tobacco primary societies in the district.

The RPC attributed the cause of the accident to speeding as the rider lost control of the motorcycle at a sharp corner near Msakila Secondary School.

In another incident which took place on February 8 around 8pm in Sijonga Village along the Mpanda - Karema road in Katavi Region, three unknown bandits hijacked a vehicle belonging to a petty trader after blocking the road with logs and made away with valuables and cash amounting to 480,000/-.

Acting Katavi RPC, Mr Myovela, revealed that the three suspects armed with a firearm ambushed an Escudo with registration number T 595 AGS and commanded the driver and two passengers to surrender all their valuables.

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