What if President Uhuru one day woke up and ordered the arrest of popular artistes?? The likes of Jaguar, Sauti Sol, Nyashinski and Khaligraph Jones?? What if he extended the long arm of law to female stars like Akothee, Huddah, Vera ,Avril and Dela for allegedly being linked to an illegal trade??
Sounds so unreal but that is exactly what happened over the weekend in Tanzania after Police in Dar es Salaam, arrested over ten people(celebrities in this case) in relation with drug-trafficking claims.
Wema Sepetu, TID, Dogo Hamidu and a radio presenter one Babuu wa Kitaa were amongst those arrested on Saturday evening amongst 6 others.
However,the mentioned lot currently under scrutiny over drug-trafficking investigations is unfortunately not the only victims on board as the likes of Vanessa Mdee, Nay Wa Mitego, Idris Sultan and popular video Vixen Tunda have also been linked with the trade.
With the shock that came with the breaking news, fans were even treated to a better surprise after Tanzania’s top earning star, one Diamond Platnumz was summoned to appear today (February 6th) at the Investigation premises for the same claims!
The Magufuli regime is said to have put up a special unit to monitor drug trafficking barons in the country so as to end the trade. It is believed that the total number of arrested persons is 17 and more are expected to join the list;
“On Friday, Dar es Salaam Provincial Commissioner, Paul Makonda, released a list of suspected drug-traffickers including police officers and artists, whom he had ordered to record statements at a Dar es Salaam police post Saturday.
Dar es Salaam police boss Simon Sirro said the operation to arrest the suspected drug-traffickers began Friday. Five people were apprehended, and the additional 12 arrested Saturday brings total number of suspected drug-traffickers currently in police custody to 17.
Mr Sirro says a special unit, comprising the police and other investigative agencies, has been put in place to hunt for drug barons operating in Tanzania.
PC Makonda says other suspects slated to record statements with the police on Monday, February 6, include: singer Vanessa Mdee, video vixen Tunda among others. Despite government’s efforts to end the social ill of drug trafficking across its borders, several Tanzanians have been arrested in connection with this illegal business outside the country.
There are reports abound about a number of Tanzanians having been hanged after being caught with the drugs outside the country, notably in China.”