MSU stu­dents ar­rested for ‘steal­ing’ elec­tri­cal gad­gets

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Wynne Zanamwe

TWO Mid­lands State Univer­sity stu­dents have been ar­rested for al­legedly steal­ing elec­tri­cal gad­gets from fe­male stu­dents in the cam­pus res­i­dence.

Tafadzwa Nyau­sopo (23) and Mil­ton James (23) who re­side at Guinea Fowl Com­pound, Gweru ap­peared be­fore mag­is­trate Ms Ju­dith Taruvinga fac­ing six counts of un­law­ful en­try and theft.

They pleaded not guilty and were re­manded in cus­tody to Novem­ber 25.

Pros­e­cut­ing, Ms Chipo Chit­sunge told the court that on April 28 at around 10PM the two ac­cused per­sons hatched a plan to steal from Ku­dak­washe Muroyi in her room in Rusu­nun­guko Hos­tel, at MSU.

“The ac­cused per­sons pro­ceeded to the com­plainant’s room and opened the door which was not locked and gained en­try.

“On count two, whilst in­side the ac­cused per­sons stole one Mac Book Pro Ap­ple lap­top, one power bank, two lap­top speak­ers, one G-tel cell­phone, one black lap­top bag and a blue purse con­tain­ing $217.

“On Novem­ber 16 at Chi­randu Shop­ping Cen­tre Ne­hosho sub­urb, Gweru Po­lice of­fi­cers who were on pa­trol ap­proached the duo who had a lap­top bag.

“The two ac­cused per­sons dropped the bag and ran away but were ar­rested.

“They were in­ter­viewed and led the po­lice to Brock­ley Farm where the Mac Book Pro Ap­ple lap­top and the black lap­top bag were re­cov­ered,” said Ms Chit­sunge.

The court heard that on the third count, us­ing the same method as per count one, the two ac­cused per­sons pro­ceeded into Mitchell Ma­timbe’s room in China Hos­tel.

They stole one Len­ovo lap­top, one Len­ovo power bank, a Sam­sung Galaxy S3 and a Sam­sung Galaxy Trend.

“On count six the ac­cused per­sons pro­ceeded to Priv­eledge Hun­dudza’s room in China Hos­tel and gained en­try through a par­tially opened door.

“While in­side, they stole one Sam­sung Galaxy S3 mini and one Al­ca­tel cell­phone,” said Ms Chit­sunge.

The value of goods stolen is $2 272 and the $217 cash was not re­cov­ered. — @wyn­nezane

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