EcoCash evidence against 3 cops in court for $200 extortion
THREE police officers have been arrested for extortion after they allegedly demanded a $200 bribe from a Bulawayo man.
An EcoCash money transfer confirmation for part of the funds sent to one of them was yesterday produced in court as proof.
Pedzisai Mugombwi (30) who is stationed at Magwegwe Police Station, Tanatswa Mortion Prince Jabangwe (25) and Jotham Wangani (28) who are both stationed at Nkulumane Police Station, appeared before Western Commonage magistrate Mr Stephen Ndhlovu facing extortion charges.
Jabangwe, who resides in Southwold suburb and Mugombwi and Wangani, who both live in Tshabalala suburb, were remanded to October 14 for continuation of trial after they had pleaded not guilty.
Prosecuting, Mr Busani Moyo said the three approached Mr Brian Shiridzinonwa at his home in Cowdray Park suburb and introduced themselves as Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officers from Bulawayo Central.
“On June 2, 2016, at around 5PM, the accused persons approached the complainant at his place of residence and told him they were CID officers from Bulawayo Central. They told him that he was under arrest for producing fake Ordinary Level certificates,” said Mr Moyo.