Tanzania Minister for Home Affairs, Mwigulu Nchemba has ordered Inspector General Police (IGP) Ernest Mangu to investigate the incident between the ex-deputy minister Adam Malima and the police who fired gun shots in the air to scare the ex- deputy minister.
Minister Nchemba made the statement in Parliamentary Grounds, when speaking to journalists when asked about about the incident. He said he cannot speak anything for now until the investigation is over between the ex-deputy minister and the police.
Former Tanzanian deputy minister and Member of Parliament, Adam Malima was yesterday arraigned at Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam to answer to a charge of obstructing the police from executing duties.
Malima, former legislator for Mkuranga constituency who served as deputy minister in a number of portfolios in the government of Former President Jakaya Kikwete, appeared in the dock together with his driver Ramadhani Kigwande.
They denied the charge before Senior Resident Magistrate, Respicius Mwijage of obstructing PC Abdul of force number H.7818 from doing his job.
Prosecutor Mwanaamina Kombakono, alleged beforethe court that on Monday, May 15 in Masaki area, Kinondoni District in Dar es Salaam, Malima tried to prevent the police from arresting his driver Kigwande.
Driver Kigwande is alleged to have caused injury to Joseph Mwita, an employee of a parking Priscane Business Enterprises company, who was trying to arrest him for parking a vehicle at a wrong area.
After the prosecution side told the court that the case is still under investigation, the magistrate postponed it to June 15, 2017 for mentioning date.
The magistrate ordered the accused to produce one surety each and a bond of 5m/-, plus a letter certifying the sureties from a recognized office as conditions for bail.
Advocate Peter Kibatala for the accused said he will present a preliminary objection to the case on grounds that it does not meet the legal status for Malima.
Video clips of the incident through social media show Malima engaged in confrontation with two policemen one of them seen firing gunshots in the air in the midst of the commotion.