Authorities at Central police post have released Tanzanian actress Wema Sepetu after she paid a court bond of TSh5,000,000 (KSh232,000), nearly a week after she was arrested on suspicion of drug and substance abuse.
Wema Sepetu was arraigned before Kisutu Resident Magistrate in Dar es Salaam on Thursday, where she was charged with being in possession of bhang.
Her case will be heard at a later date.
Tanzanian actress Wema Sepetu’s mother, Mariam Sepetu, reportedly suffered high blood pressure after camping outside Central Police station in Dar es Salaam last Friday, demanding the release of her daughter, who was arrested on suspicion of peddling drugs.
When Mariam Sepetu’s condition worsened Friday afternoon, she was rushed to a Dar es Salaam hospital for treatment before being driven to her home in Sinza, Dar es Salaam to rest.
Mariam Sepetu had reportedly been crying incessantly following her daughter’s arrest.
Police boss Simon Sirro said following a search conducted in Wema’s house last Friday, she was found in possession of one roll of bhang – and other substances suspected to be hard drugs.
In a leaked audio clip captured at Central Police Station, Wema Sepetu was heard vehemently denying claims that bhang was nabbed in her house.
The crackdown on illegal drug peddlers and users by Tanzanian authorities saw 112 people arrested, 12 of whom are artists.