This doesn’t look like a good month for Diamond Platnumz. If the mother is not beating up his baby mama, Hamisa Mobetto, his manager Babu Tale, has grabbed the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Babu Tale is in custody for failing to pay TSH250 million (KSh11.1 million), which he owes a Muslim cleric in a copyright infringement case, Tanzania’s Global Publishers reports.
According to the media outlet on February 18 2016, a Dar es Salaam court found Babu Tale, whose real name is Hamis Taletale, guilty of illegally using Sheikh Hashim Mbonde’s teachings.
The beef is that Diamond’s manager used the creative work for commercial gains without seeking permission from Sheikh Mbonde. Thus infringing the cleric’s intellectual property rights. The incident happened in 2013.
The court through judge Agustine Shangwa, consequently, asked Babu Tale to pay Sheikh Mbonde KSH11.1 million in damages.
Babu Tale was yet to pay the damages as at the time of his arrest last weekend.
Word on the street is that Babu Tale is still in police custody at the Central police post in Dar es Salaam.
Babu Tale is expected to be arraigned in court later May 23.