- Title: [SW News] (TOMRIC Agency) Somali Nabbed With 8
Passports Issued In Netherlands
- Date : [Friday, April 28, 2000 11:22 AM EST]
Somali Nabbed With 8 Passports
Issued In Netherlands
Story Filed: Friday, April 28, 2000 11:22 AM EST
Dar Es Salaam (TOMRIC Agency, April 28, 2000) - A Kenyan resident Abduel Fatah
Mohammed, is being held by police in Mbeya region Southern Tanzania for possessing 15
passports including 8 issued in Netherlands.
Mohammed was nabbed in Mbeya when he was finding transportation to Lusaka, Zambia after
the police suspected that he was illegal immigrant. According Laurian Saanya, Regional
Police Commander (RPC) for Mbeya, Mohammed was supposed to appear to the court yesterday.
Out of 15, 7 passports issued in Somalia. Saanya
said that when interrogated, Mohammed said he had entered Tanzania through Arusha region
in northern Tanzania from Kenya.
He said that Mohammed said he was heading to sell passports to his relatives living in
Zambia. He said Mohammed's own passport was Numbered 538094 which was issued in 1996 in
"Along with 15 fake passports, Mohammed was also seen with narcotics into his
bag," the RPC said. The passports issued in Netherlands carried numbers A01010769,
A01010768, A01010765, A01010760, A01010759, A01010758, A01010757 and A01010756. Those
issued in Somalia numbered, A01010755, A01010767,
A01010766, A01010764, A01010763, A01010762 and A01010761. Another Somali national, Hussein
Mussa was yesterday jailed three years in Dar Es Salaam for staying illegally in Tanzania.
The influx illegal Somali in the country, especially in northern Tanzania are fueling
robbery and killings of innocent people. The Pastor, Mr. John Majoel of the Evangelical
Lutheran Church of Tanzania (ELCT) was in few months ago shot to death by Somali on his
back after he allegedly refused to get out of his car, Toyota Land Cruiser in Ngolongolo
District in Arusha. The Pastor was traveling with four European Missionaries to
Ngorongoro, one of the famous Tanzania's National Park, on routine pastoral work.
According to information reached the media in Dar Es Salaam, after killing the pastor,
the armed Somali drove away with the Europeans and abandoned them and the car in the bush
some 20 kilometers from the scene area. Two years ago, Somali bandits murdered the
Ngorongoro District Commanding Officer, SSP Issaya Kong'oa, and about 10 Maasai tribesmen.
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