Tanzanian President arrests Big Brother Africa winner for bizarre act

Tanzanian comedian and Big Brother Africa 2014 edition winner, Idris Sultan has reportedly been arrested for making a mockery of the throwback photo of President of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli in a short video he shared online.

His lawyer Benedict Ishabakaki told BBC on Thursday May 21, that he was accused of contravening the Cybercrimes Act 2015 against cyberbullying.

The law states:

“A person shall not initiate or send any electronic communication using a computer system to another person with intent to coerce, intimidate, harass or cause emotional damage.”

Ishabakaki, the lawyer to Sultan, stated that they are awaiting the arraignment of Idris who has been in police custody for two days and accused of using the internet to harass the President.

Should he be convicted of the charges which have been leveled against him, Idris faces paying a fine of not less than Tsh5 million or imprisonment for a term of not less than three years or both.

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