TWO businessmen, who alleged created credit and loans foundations using names of President Jakaya Kikwete and his son, Ridhiwani Kikwete to procure money from Tanzanians, appeared before a Dar es Salaam court yesterday charged with fraudulent use of network facility.
Before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court, the businessmen were Maxmillian Rafael Msacky and Patrick James Natala.
They denied the charges when they were arraigned before Senior Resident Magistrate Emilius Mchauru. The magistrate ordered them to go to remand until September 28, when the case will be mentioned.
Investigations into the matter, according to the prosecution, led by Senior State Attorney Theophil Mutakyawa, have not been completed.
Assisted by a team of trial attorneys Shadrack Kimaro, Jacqueline Nyantori, Johanes Kalungula, the prosecutor told the court that the two businessmen committed the offence between January and April, last year within the city.
The accused persons are alleged to have created systems known as Hisa Tanzania, Jakaya Foundation, Ridhiwani Social Company and TCRA Foundation, which were designed for fraudulent use.
Msacky was charged with five other additional separate counts of forgery and one charge of uttering false claims. The prosecution told the court that between 2001 and 2014 in the city, with intent to defraud or deceive, he forged Certificate of Secondary Education.
According to the prosecution, the accused persons purported to show that the said certificate was genuinely issued by the National Examination Council of Tanzania, a fact he knew to be false.
It is alleged also that between 2005 and 2014, Msacky forged Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education. Between 2006 and 2014, the accused person allegedly forged another certificate, purporting to show that the said document was genuinely issued by the University of Dar es Salaam Computing Centre, while it was untrue.
The prosecution alleged further that between 2010 and 2014, with intent to defraud, Msacky forged an Academic Transcript, purporting to show that it was genuinely issued by Mzumbe University.
Within the same period, the accused person allegedly forged a University Certificate claiming that it was issued by the same University in the award of Bachelor of Science in Information and Communication Technology Management, while it was untrue.
It is claimed further that in July last year, in the office of SB Enterprises located along Nyerere Road in Ilala District, with intent to defraud, knowingly and fraudulently, in order to secure employment, Msacky presented the said documents, purporting to show that they were genuinely issued by relevant authorities.