Mohamed Juma Naniye vs Republic (Criminal Appeal 514 of 2020) [2023] TZCA 153 (29 March 2023)

Case summary

In "Mohamed Juma Naniye vs Republic (Criminal Appeal 514 of 2020)", Mohamed Juma Naniye, the appellant, was convicted of transporting prohibited immigrants and sentenced to a fine or twenty years' imprisonment. The Court of Appeal identified a fatal irregularity in the proceedings of both the trial and first appellate courts. The courts included facts not part of the evidence on record, prejudicing the appellant and rendering the proceedings a nullity. The Appeal Court quashed the conviction and sentence, ordering the appellant's release.

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