Fake Security Officer and Police Arrested

Two Tanzanian nationals are being held by the Dar es Salaam Special Zone Police Force on suspicion of posing as a National Security Officer and a Police Officer and using such titles to defraud the public. 

Patrick Tarimo (32) is being held for defrauding a foreign national of 20 million shillings after arresting him and identifying himself as a National Security officer. 

Another is Castory Wambura (57) who is accused of embezzling 15 million shillings from five Kariakoo businessmen after identifying himself as a police officer with the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA).

Speaking to reporters, Dar es Salaam Special Zone Police Commander, Lazaro Mambosasa urged the public to expose criminals in various parts of the country and also to contact the police when they are concerned about people identifying themselves as police officers.

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