Kitilya case adjourned to September 28

Friday September 14 2018

Stanbic Bank’s former investment head Shose

Stanbic Bank’s former investment head Shose Sinare (second left), bank head of legal and company secretary Sioi Solomon (middle) and ex-Tanzania Revenue Authority commissioner general Harry Kitilya 

By Tausi Ally @TheCitizenTZ

Dar es Salaam. The case facing former commissioner general of Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) Mr Harry Kitilya, and two Stanbic Bank officials Shose Sinare and Sioi Solomon at the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court has been adjourned to September 28 this year.

The case was adjourned today, September 14, by Kisutu Chief Resident Magistrate Huruma Shahidi after the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) attorney Upendo Temu said the investigation had not yet been completed.

The three are charged with eight counts including Sh12 billion shilling money laundering, forgery and obtaining money by force pretences. 

The accused have been remanded for two years now, pending investigations. They first appeared before the court on April 1,

The accused allegedly committed the offences between August 2012 and September 2015.

In respect of money laundering count, the accused allegedly directly engaged themselves in a transaction involving $6 million by transferring, withdrawing and depositing the money in five different bank accounts maintained by Egma Company at Stanbic Bank Tanzania Limited and KCB Bank Limited.

It is alleged that they engaged in the transaction while they ought to have known that the said money was the proceeds of a predicate offence of forgery.