Fake Police Officer Nabbed

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Patience Nhamburo

A 28-year-old man from Mandara, in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare has appeared before the Harare magistrates court, facing allegations of impersonation and possession of items for criminal use.

The court heard that on the 23rd of January, Beaven Mujanga went to the complainant’s residential place and told her that he was a police officer from the Criminal Investigations Department who was looking for his stolen television set that he believed was in the complainant’s house. Mujanga then returned again on the 26th of the same month at around 0100hrs and knocked on the door, but complainant refused to open for him.

The complainant advised Mujanga to come during the day. On the 29th at around 0200hrs, he returned to the house and indicated that he wanted to arrest the complainant for theft but the complainant refused to open the door for him. Mujanga started banging on the door and later left.

He returned in the morning, in the company of two others and threatened to arrest the complainant.

The complainant’s neighbours who witnessed the incident managed to contact the police who came and arrested the accused. After the arrest, Mujanga’s motor vehicle was searched and a police issue grey shirt and knife were recovered.

Harare Magistrate Yeukai Dzuda remanded Mujanga to today (Tuesday) for bail ruling.