Police Officer & Prisons Warden steal lobola money


A member of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and a Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) warden have been arrested for robbing an Odzi woman of US$2 000 she had received as lobola payment.

NewsDay reports that Stanford Hokonya (40), stationed at a police station in Rusape, Leonard Chimusoro, a prison guard also stationed in Rusape and their accomplice Tinashe Mutare, last week appeared before Mutare magistrate
Nyasha Kuture facing theft charges.

The trio was remanded out of custody to November 27 after their lawyers claimed that they had not been served with State papers in order for the case to kick off.

The accused are on ZWL$4 000 bail each.

It is the state’s case that on November 2, the trio arrived at Grace Mwandiyambira’s homestead just after midnight
and demanded that she handed over the money or be arrested.

The victim told them that she was only in possession of US$2 000 which she was given as lobola and handed the money over to them.

State prosecutor Brian Goto added that the trio was arrested after a tip-off.



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