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Traffic cop in court over $5

by Simbarashe Sithole
18 Sep 2018 at 17:45hrs | Views
A 28-YEAR-OLD Mazowe traffic cop was arraigned before Concession resident magistrate Ruth Moyo yesterday for duping a motorbike rider of his $5 at a police roadblock for ridding without a driver's licence.

Public prosecutor Gossy Mudambu alleged that on 15 September 2018 Onesimas Nyakurwa was deployed along the 40 kilometre peg Harare-Bindura highway on road block duties together with eight other police officers and one member of the Zimbabwe National Army.

The complainant Kudakwashe Rwambiwa (44) a farm worker at Mupamhanga farm in Bindura was riding a motor bike when he was stopped at a roadblock by one of the policeman and Nyakurwa approached him asking for a driver's licence which he failed to produce.

Nyakurwa then explained to Rwambiwa that he was under arrest and a $40 spot fine was required for his offence.

The complaint told the accused that he did not have such money and had only $10 which he intended to use on fuel.

The accused asked the complainant to produce the money and he produced $10 inform of $1,00 bond coins.

The accused then took $5-00 in the same denominations and told the complainant to use the other $5-00 to buy fuel and the accused persoperson went away towards Mazowe Police station while the complaint proceeded to Mazowe service station.

The matter came to light when Rwambiwa advised his employer who filed a police report and an identification parade was conducted resulting in the arrest of the cop. The matter continues on 28 September 2018.

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