Police Officer Up For US$5 Bribe

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Patience Nhamburo

A Zimbabwe Republic Police officer under the Criminal Intelligence Unit has landed himself in court facing allegations of criminal abuse of office after demanding a $5 bribe.

The court heard that on the 7th of February the informant intended to have his wife’s fingerprints processed and he was assisted by Detective Moses Kainga who refused to take the fingerprints saying that he should go back to the station where the fingerprints were taken and receipted.

Kainga then demanded USD$5.00 from the informant to facilitate receiving and processing of the fingerprints.

The informant went and reported the issue to Transparency International and a trap was laid. He went back to CID headquarters and handed over the money whilst other detectives were watching from a distance.

Kainga was arrested while receiving the US$5 bribe.

Harare Magistrate Yeukai Dzuda remanded him in custody to tomorrow (Thursday) for bail application.