Two business partners who happen to be a father and his son yesterday appeared before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court charged with 12 counts including evading tax payment of more than 180m/-
The accused are Enayat Tayabali Nagree (67) a resident of Lumumba St in Kariakoo who is charged along with his son Hussein Enayat Nagree (37), a resident of Narung’ombe St also in Kariakoo.
The prosecution led by senior State Attorney Mwanaamina Kombakono alleged before Senior Resident Magistrate Emmilius Mchauru that the first accused being the owner of Nagree hardware and Tools Company committed the offence.
It was alleged that between June and August last year at Mchikichini and Swahili Street Kariakoo, the accused failed to lodge VAT returns to the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA), Ilala Offices for the months of May, June and July.
Kombakono further alleged that on the month of May-2014 at Mbozi Road Chang’ombe within Temeke District, both accused used unregistered electronic fiscal device (EFDs) and consequently evaded payment of value added tax of 183,994,142/-
The prosecution further alleged that in May, June, July and August 2014 the accused furnished a trading report that did not reflect the actual sales made for the said months.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and are out on bail the terms being, to sign a bond of ten million each and secure two recognized reliable sureties to sign bonds of the same amount of money each.
The court also ordered the accused not to travel outside of Dar es Salaam without a court permit.
According to the prosecution the investigation into the case is incomplete and as such the case was adjourned to June 16 when it comes up for mention.
Meanwhile, eleven Dar es Salaam residents appeared at the same court charged with three counts including money laundering worth more than 700m/-
The prosecution led by State Attorney Pius Hilla named the accused as John Dickson, Sharif Ibrahim, Boniphace Mhoro, Avumiwa Mshihiri and Kassim Mfinanga.
Others are Mahamoud Kaimika, Emmanuel Kyoba, Emmanuel Kingalu, Mathew Richard, Gilbert Massawe and Jonathan Abel.
Before Senior Resident Magistrate Renatus Rutatinisibwa it was alleged that between April and September last year the accused conspired to commit the offence of stealing from the National Microfinance Bank (NMB).
Hilla alleged that on between April 5 and 7 this year at NMB, Morogoro road branch within the city the accused fraudulently and without any claim of right, stole 748,700,000 property of NMB.
On the last count it was alleged that on the same date and place the accused directly engaged themselves in a transaction involving transferring the said amount of money while knowing that the said money is a processed of a predicate offence of stealing.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and remain in custody because money laundering offences are not bail-able.