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Pirate taxi driver kidnaps traffic cops

by Simbarashe Sithole
31 Oct 2018 at 20:04hrs | Views
GURUVE - A 37-YEAR-OLD pirate taxi driver was arraigned before Guruve magistrate for kidnapping two Zimbabwe Republic Police officers who were enforcing traffic laws in the growth point.

Christopher Honye (37) appeared before Guruve resident magistrate Shingirai Mutiro facing a kidnaping charge and was remanded to 15 November 2018 on $50 bail.

Public prosecutor Albert Mazhindu alleges that on 11 October 2018 two female police officers Eneres Tandi  (40) and Lucia  Mhungu  (38) were enforcing traffic duties that is to say arresting offenders who were picking up or dropping passengers at undesignated points in Guruve Centre.

Chihonye picked passengers at a prohibited place with his Toyota Noah registration number AEL 5576 where he was warned and advised to use the bus terminus by the cops but he refused.

Upon his refusal to go to the bus terminus the two cops arrested the pirate taxi driver and ordered him to drive to the police station to pay his fine.

He did not refuse instead he told the police officers to accompany him to the police station so that he would pay his admission of guilty.

The cops boarded the car which had four passengers on board instead of driving to the police station he drove to Kachuta which was an opposite direction.

When questioned on his actions by the cops the accused told them he was taking them to his own place of interest since they were in his car.

He drove for 16 kilometers and finally dumped them at Conland bus stop near Madyasarira area around 1303hours.

The cops had to board a commuter omnibus back to the police station where they filed a report.

Source - Byo24News