Tanzanian commedian released on bond

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Comedian and winner of Big Brother Africa 2014 Idris Sultan has today May 27 been arraigned at Kisutu magistrate one week after his arrest.

Sultan was charged with failure to register a sim card that was previously owned by another person, which is against the electronic and postal act of 2020.

According to the charge sheet, Idris Sultan between December 2019 and May 19, 2020, in Mbezi Beach, Kinondoni District Dar es Salaam used a sim card that was previously owned by a certain Innocent Maiga without reporting to the licensee.

Innocent Maiga was charged with failure to report the change of ownership of the Sim card to the licensee. The defence team led by State Attorney Wankyo Simon, Batilda Mushi and Estazia Wilson read the charges that were presided by Resident Magistrate Rashid Chungu.

Idris has been released on bail, his fellow failed to get bail after it emerged that the sureties that he had presented were faced with charges at the same court. The case was adjourned until June 9 when the case shall come for a preliminary hearing.

It is the second time the comedian finds himself before the law, as last year he was arrested after sharing on social media a face-swapped image of himself and the president.

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