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Daily News, Dar es Salaam, 12 May 2012

3 in Sumbawanga get 30 years, 12 strokes of cane for armed robbery

By Peti Siyame
in Sumbawanga

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THE Sumbawanga District Magistrate's Court has sentenced three young men to serve each 30 years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane after they were found guilty of armed robbery.

The Magistrate Mr Adamu Mwanjokolo told the court that he was satisfied with the evidences tendered to the court by the prosecution side led by Inspector of Police, Mr Emanuel Shan, proving beyond reasonable doubts that the three convicts had indeed committed the crime.

The three [sic] young men were Peter Pinus (18), Robert Rubeni (20), Alex Mwakyusa (20) and Paul Joseph (18), all residents from Bangwe area here in Municipality. However, all had earlier denied the charges. Mr Shani claimed before the court that the trio committed the crime on October 23 this year [sic] at around 4:00 p.m. when they invaded the Watosha Guest House in this municipality with machetes.

The court was further told that on that material day the trio, armed with machetes, stormed into Watosha Guest House and made away with more than 300,000/- in cash, property of the guests. On delivery of the judgment, the trial magistrate told the court that criminal activities in the district, mostly armed robberies, were rife in the area, demanding a stern judgment to the accused as a deterrent to potential armed robbers.

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