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Agnes Masogange sentenced to 3 years in jail

Tanzanian video vixen Agnes Masogange has been sentenced to three years in jail or a fine of Ksh67, 000 (Tsh1.5 million) after she was found guilty of drugs and substance abuse.

While giving his ruling on Tuesday, April 3, Kisutu Resident Magistrate Wibard Mashauri said the prosecution, which presented three witnesses, proved beyond any reasonable doubt that Masogange abused heroin and Oxazepam.

Mashauri said the government chemist presented in court a report, which showed that Masogange’s urine contained traces of heroin and other illegal drugs.

Mashauri said he had put into consideration pleas by the defendant’s lawyer, requesting for a lenient sentence, when he arrived at his ruling. The prosecution wanted the court to give a severe punishment to Masogange.

Masogange was sentenced to two years in jail, or a fine of Ksh44, 500 (Tsh1 million), after she was found guilty of the first count (use of heroin).

She was also sentenced to another year in jail, or pay a fine of Ksh22, 000 (Tsh500, 000), after she was found guilty of using Oxazepam.

Masogange was arrested on February 15, 2017 for her involvement in illegal drugs trade.

She featured among other top Tanzanian celebrities in a list, which was issued by Dar es Salaam police boss Paul Makonda, of people suspected to be involved in a drug network in Tanzania.

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