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Prosecutors accused of soliciting bribe

by Staff reporter
25 Jan 2022 at 05:31hrs | Views
TWO Karoi National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) officers are in remand prison after they were nabbed for accepting bribe money meant to influence a lenient sentence.

The duo appeared before Chinhoyi Magistrate, Ms Tamari Chibindi, last week charged with criminal abuse of duty as a public officer for bail hearing and ruling. They were remanded in custody until February, 2 this year.

Progress Maponde and Milton Kadzumba solicited for a bribe in the sum of US$100 from Difference Kondo, a relative of stock theft accused Author Chikwerengwe. The court heard that the two are said to have received the money on the pretext that they will facilitate a lenient sentence on behalf of Chikwerengwe.

An informant received the information and went to file a report at Karoi Police Station before the duo's arrest.

Chikwerengwe was later sentenced and fined by Karoi Magistrate Court.  Mr Review Nikisi prosecuted.

Source - The Herald