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CID boss granted $10 000 bail

ZIMBABWE Republic Police CID Director, Crispen Charumbira has been granted ZWL10 000 bail on fresh charges of obstructing the course of justice.

ZRP Criminal Investigation Department Director, Chrispen Charumbira, who is on bail on criminal abuse of office charges, appeared in court once again this charged with defeating or obstructing the course of justice and an alternative charge of criminal abuse of office.

The state did not oppose to the granting of bail to Charumbira, who allegedly ordered the release of a suspected gold dealer without following due procedure.

As part of his bail conditions, Charumbira was ordered to continue residing at the given address, not to interfere with witnesses and report once every Friday at the nearest police station.

The Presiding prosecutor alleged that sometime in 2019, detectives; Constable Mashange, Constable Chada and Constable Mahere arrested one David Macheche in Mutare for dealing in or being in possession of gold without a license.

The trio escorted the alleged suspect to Mutare central police where they briefed detective Inspector Felix Machaka who was the officer in charge.

One, David Crosby then allegedly entered into the office where the trio was briefing the officer in charge, and handed over a phone alleging that Charumbira wanted to talk to the officer in charge.

It is alleged the accused unlawfully directed detective Inspector Machaka to release the suspect without confirmation of existence of a license or recording the exhibit and without pressing any charges but ordered them to return the recovered gold to the suspect.

Machaka allegedly complied with the instruction of Charumbira and returned the gold without entering into official books or pressing charges.

Charumbira was remanded out of custody to the 11th of November.

ZBC News online

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