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Bogus CIO agent on extortion spree

07 Jun 2020 at 08:54hrs | Views
A bogus Central Intelligence organisation (CIO) operative was arraigned before the Concession magistrates' courts yesterday facing three counts of extortion.

Clapaton Mudadigwa (38) of Hb 31 Mushayamombe, Rugare in Harare, pleaded not guilty when he appeared before magistrate Nyasha Machiriori and was remanded in custody to tomorrow for continuation of trial.

Prosecutor Munyaradzi Nengomasha alleged that on April 20, Mudadigwa went to Shutu business centre purporting to be enforcing Covid-19 regulations.

He allegedly approached Hilda Banga in her shop and threatened to arrest her for opening her shop earlier than the stipulated time.

He extorted $164 from the complainant before going to the next shop where he got us$10 after threatening to assault the owner.

His luck ran out when the shop owner contacted the police.

Source - the standrad
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