By Karama Kenyunko Michuzi TV
The Supreme Court The Corruption and Economic Corruption Unit, known as the Corruption Tribunal, has sentenced businessman Said Malikita to 30 years in prison after being found guilty of drug trafficking.
The verdict was read out by Judge Lilian Mashaka of the court on September 18, 2020.
Reading out the verdict, Judge Mashaka said, the prosecution through its eight witnesses who came to the court to give evidence and the five exhibits presented were able to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the accused had committed an offense.
“After analyzing the evidence, the Republican side, they have been able to prove the case without leaving any doubt so the court sentenced you to 30 years in prison.” Said Judge Mashaka
Earlier in the day, Judge Mashaka asked the Republic if they had anything to say where state attorney Constantine Kakula said they had no record of past wrongdoing but had asked the Court to impose severe punishment on the accused as a lesson to him and others. the intention to commit such offenses as criminal acts of drug abuse are rampant in society.
Defendant in his defense has asked the court to reduce his sentence as he has young children who have not yet gone to school, he has dependent parents, his father is 84 years old and his mother despite being old is also very sick and has not seen him since he entered prison in 2017.
Apart from lawyer Kakula, another state attorney who conducted the case is Batilda Mushi while the accused is being defended by lawyer Abraham Senguji.
In the main case alleged on August 29,2017 in Ufipa Street in Kinondoni area in Dar es Salaam, the accused was found in possession of 238.4 grams of heroin Hydrochloride.