A video has emerged online of WCB artiste Harmonize reporting to the Central police station in Dar es Salaam to record a statement over alleged drug possession.
According to numerous media reports, Harmonize was ordered by Paul Makonda, the regional commissioner of Dar es Salaam, to report to the police station.
The reason for this order is the fact that Harmonize was filmed smoking what is believed to be Marijuana.
Today morning the star had to drive straight to the police station after landing from South Africa where he was shooting a video with Flavor.
He recorded a statement.
Bongo 5 captured the moment in the video below.
The Tanzanian government holds a tough stance against drug use and abuse.
In 2017, at the Kisutu court, various suspects were arraigned in court over drug possesion. On the list were celebrities and popular personalities.
Here is the full list:
- Ahmed Hashim, alias Petit Man (Set 1)
- Said Masoud Linnah alias Said Alteza (Set 1)
- Nassoro Mohamed Nassoro (Set 1)
- Bakar Mohamed Khalif (Set 1)
- Lulu Abbas Chelangwa alias Luludiva (Set 1)
- Hamidu Salum Chambuso alias Dogo Hamidu (Set 2)
- Rajabu Salum (Set 2)
- Romeo George Bangura alias Rumijons (Set 2)
- Cedou Madigo (Set 2)
- Khalid Salum Mohamed alias TID (Set 2)
- Johana Johannes Mathysen (Set 2)
- Rechoel Josephat (Set 2)
- Anna Patric Kimaro alias Tunda (Set 2)
Principal resident magistrate Cyprian Mkeha presided over the first set, while principal resident magistrate Huruma Shaidi conducted the proceedings of suspects in the second group.
The first group received tougher conditions as compared to the second one. Suspects in the first group were ordered to execute a bond equivalent to Sh928,366 each with one reliable surety who would sign a bond of a similar amount.
The suspects were also ordered to report to the Central Police Station in the city twice a month and that such orderS would remain in force for three years. Mkeha ruled that there was no other way the suspects could be monitored on their behaviour without reporting to the police. He pointed out further that before their arraignment, there was no doubt that the suspects were subjected to interrogation by the police.