Police in Dar es Salaam have launched a man-hunt against unknown people who invaded the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), and stole computers and servers, television sets and , USD 6000.
Kinondoni Regional Police Commander (RPC) Charles Kenyela, confirmed the incident yesterday during an exclusive interview with The Guardian.
He said the police were investigating the crime, which include taking fingerprints and interrogating the security guards in-charge.
Kenyela said the police found all the security guards on duty asleep on the day of theft while clutching their machineguns (SMG).
“After being tipped off about the crime, the police went to the scene and found the security guards in deep sleep, while a number of TCU’s properties missing,” said Kenyela.
The regional commander explained that “it seems that there was collusion between the security guards and commission’s staff in hatching the theft plot.”
He faulted private security companies for failing to adhere security’s regulations especially that of intelligence in identifying criminals.
TCU top officials were not reachable on their mobile phones when sought to clarify on the thefts.