78-year old man arraigned for marrying off teenagers

Wednesday February 26 2020

 

By Anthony Mayunga @TheCitizenTz amayunga@tz.nationmedia.com

Serengeti. Mr Nyamhanga Sasi (78) who married off two pupils studying at Rung’abure primary school has been arraigned.

Mr Sasi appeared before Serengeti magistrate court facing two criminal charges.

He facilitated his son, a standard seven pupil to marry a standard six girl, which is against the country’s laws.

Reading the charges in the criminal case number 97/2020, state attorney Mr Renatus Zakeo told the District Magistrate Mr Ismael Ngaile that the accused committed the offence on February 15, 2020.

However, Mr Sasi denied the charges and he was sent to remand prison until March 3, 2020, when the case will come for hearing, after failing to meet bail requirements.