POLICE are still investigating how a man ended up posing as a traffic police at Kinyerezi Mnara area in Ilala municipality.
he culprit has so far been identified as James Hussein Hassan alias Juma (45) and was arrested after a traffic police inspector was suspicious of the salute the impostor gave him.
Ilala Regional Police Commander (RPC) Marietha Minangi, told the 'Sunday News' that police are working on information provided by Hassan, saying initially the impersonator claimed he got the uniforms from his brother-in-law in Tabora Region.
"Hassan claimed that he got the uniforms from his brother-in-law and that his brother-in-law is a police officer stationed in Tabora. He later changed the statement and said that he got the uniforms while attending training in Moshi Police College before he was expelled," she said.
RPC Minangi further said Hassan's residence is still unknown after claiming he lived at Kimara Matangini which has proven to be untrue as residents in the area deny knowing Hassan.
"Preliminary investigations indicate that Hassan had been impersonating as a traffic police at Kinyerezi area for five days before he was arrested but the investigations are going on," she said.
The Ilala RPC pointed out that police have tried to contact Hassan's relatives to establish his residence, but the people who have been called so far claim not to know him. "Hassan gave us telephone numbers of people who deny knowing him ," she said.