The Kisutu Resident Magistrates’ Court yesterday ordered prisons authorities to ensure that Tegeta escrow scandal key suspect Harbinder Singh Sethi receive treatment at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH).
Sethi has been complaining of poor health due to lack of access to a specialist.
“Although I told warders that my doctor can handle my case well because he knows what ails me, they sent me to Amana Hospital where I failed to get treatment,” Mr Sethi told the court.
Resident Magistrate Huruma Shaidi ordered the prisons authorities to ensure that the accused is treated at the MNH.
The magistrate also ordered the prosecution on the next date to give a report on the execution of the order.
The case was adjourned to August 3 when it will come up for mention as the investigation has not yet been complete, according to prosecution.
Mr Sethi, who is the executive chairman of Pan African Power Solution, is charged along with Mr James Rugemalira who owned 30 per cent stake in IPTL with 12 counts including money laundering and occasioning a loss of over Sh358 billion to the government. The duo were arraigned on June 19, facing a money laundering offence which is unbailable.
The accused also face economic sabotage charges relating to causing the government a loss of $22, 198, 554 and Sh309, 461, 300, 158, they alleged to have committed the offence between October 18, 2011 and March 19, 2014.
The prosecution accused Mr Sethi of forging a company registration certificate in October 2011 and lying that he was a Tanzanian resident living in Masaki while knowing it was not true.
Both the accused were said to have illegally withdrawn $22,198,554.60 and Sh309.461 billion from the Bank of Tanzania’s escrow account. The offences were committed between November 28 and 29, 2011 and January 23, 2014 at Stanbic Bank headquarters in Kinondoni.