Man held for hand slashing allegation

Thursday July 12 2018

Singida Regional Police boss Debora Magiligimba

Singida Regional Police boss Debora Magiligimba . Photo File. 

By Gasper Andrew @TheCitizenTZ

Singida. A resident of Nhobola Village, Mr James Shija, 29, who is a traditional healer from Nzenga District, Tabora Region, has been arrested over allegations of using a machete to slash the palms of Salum Heneli, 54, a resident of Magungumka Village in Ikungi District, causing a permanent disability to the victim.

Together with Shija, the others, who are being held police for allegedly taking part in attacking Mr Heneli include Mr Hamisi Manyanda, 48, a resident of Nhobola Village in Nzenga District and Gebi Masaganya, 34, who resides in Magungumka Village in Ikungi District.

The suspects are accused of committing the offence on June 23 at around 3am whereby after the incident they are claimed to have escaped to an unknown place. However, the police managed to arrest all of the suspects on Tuesday.

Singida Regional Police boss Debora Magiligimba said the suspects admitted to have committed the brutal offence, adding that the victim was improving well with treatment at Singida Regional Hospital, where he is hospitalised.

She has urged residents of the region to stop the habit of taking the law unto their own hands when they were embroiled in conflicts of any kind and instead they should resort to legal means.

In another incident, a resident of Miranji Village, Mgori Division, in Singida Distict, Ms Hawa Idd, 80, has died after being attacked in the head with a sharp object by unknown people.

Singida RPC Magiligimba said the body of the deceased that was living alone in her house, was found by one of her neighbours (name withheld).

However, the RPC said they had launched an investigation into the killing so as to establish the truth and arrest the killers.