In Summary
  • An economic sabotage case facing Seth, Rugemarila has been postponed until December 20, 2018 when it will come up for mention. The accused persons have been remanded again

Dar es Salaam. The Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) has today on December, 2018 told Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court that an investigation into an economic sabotage case facing Habinder Seth and co-accused James Rugemarila has not been completed.

PCCB lawyer Leonard Swai told the court that the case its investigation was still incomplete and asked the court to set another date for mention.

After listening to Swai’s arguments, Magistrate Huruma Shaidi postponed the case until December 20 when the case will come for  mention and the accused persons were remanded again.

Mr Sethi and co-accused Rugemarila are facing 12 counts of economic sabotage, conspiracy, taking part in a criminal network forgery and producing forged documents.

The duo are also charged with obtaining money through fraudulent means, money laundering and occasioning a loss of $22,198,544.60 and Sh 309,461,300,158.27 to the government.

In the first charge, the accused are alleged that between October 18 ,2011 and March 19 , 2014 in the City of Dar es Salaam they conspired while in South Africa, Kenya and India to obtain money through fraudulent means.

In the second count of taking part in the criminal network, the accused are alleged that between October 18, 2011 and March 19,2014 in the City of Dar es Salaam while not being public servants, they initiated the network with the aim of benefiting illegally.

In the third count, Mr Sethi is alleged that on October 10,2011 on Ohio Street, Ilala,in Dar es Salaam, with intent to defraud, forged the form no.14 for the registration of companies purporting to be a Tanzanian living on plot no. 887 at Mrikau Street in Masaki.