In Summary

The cleric arrived at the police at 9.28am with his lawyer, Prof Abdallah Safari.

Dar es Salaam. Secretary of the Council of Islamic Organisations in Tanzania Sheikh Issa Ponda on Friday October 13 reported to the central police station following the directive by Dar es Salaam Special Zone Police Commander (RPC) Lazaro Mambosasa.

The cleric arrived at the police at 9.28am with his lawyer, Prof Abdallah Safari.

Mr Mambosasa had on Thursday October 12 directed Sheikh Pondato surrender himself to the police for allegedly uttering seditious and abusive language.

According to the RPC, the cleric committed the offence on Wednesday during a press conference held in the city and had to surrender himself between Thursday and Saturday or else he would find himself’ in serious trouble.