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Harare man fakes own robbery to avoid paying a debt

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  • ... the suspect has since appeared before Bulawayo Tredgold Magistrate court and was convicted to 6 months imprisonment with an option to pay a fine of ZWL$10 000.

By Mutsa Makuvaza

A 34-year-old Harare man has been arrested for making a false report to Police saying he had been robbed of US$36 612 in a bid to avoid paying a debt.

Police have confirmed the arrest saying the police report was made at Bulawayo Central Station on 23 June by the accused, who was not named.

“The ZRP warns members of the public against making false reports to the Police. This follows the arrest of a Harare man (34) who stage-managed an armed robbery alleging that he had been robbed of US$36 612 and reported the case at ZRP Bulawayo Central, on 23/06/21,” reads a statement by police national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi.

Nyathi said police investigations later established that the suspect made a false report to evade paying a debt.

He added that the suspect has since appeared before Bulawayo Tredgold Magistrate court and was convicted to 6 months imprisonment with an option to pay a fine of ZWL$10 000.

In a similar case of making a false report to the Police, twelve artisanal miners at Eldorado mine in Chinhoyi recently connived with security guards at the mine to conduct illegal mining activities. After the act, the security guards proceeded to Chinhoyi Rural Police Station where they made a report that the mine had been invaded by people dressed in army and police uniforms.

Investigations were done and through the CCTV footages, it was established that the security guards made a false report as no uniformed members of the security services entered these premises on the particular day.

Police also managed to arrest two artisanal miners who indicated that their team was still underground and were never accompanied by any uniformed personnel.

The arrested suspects are Maybe Kasikwari (27) and Takemore Kapungu (37). Instead the suspects revealed that the security guards had been offered USD 200.00 per person to allow the suspects to gain entry into the mine shafts.

Nyathi said the Zimbabwe Republic Police urges security guards to always exhibit honesty and avoid misleading the Police. – Zimbabwe Voice

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