EcoCash ev­i­dence against 3 cops in court for $200 ex­tor­tion

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Andile Tshuma

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.

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