NMB bank accounts clerk in court for alleged theft

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Patience Nhamburo

An accounts clerk at NMB Bank, Arthur Munhuuripi (47), appeared before the Harare magistrates court today (Thursday) facing theft charges.

The court heard that Munhuuripi, acting in connivance with his assistant manager Nyasha Dumbu who is still at large, without the authority from NMB bank, transferred ZWL$16 741 050 from NMB bank suspense account to Vertchord enterprises’ NMB Account.

It is also on the same date that the accused is alleged to have also transferred ZWL$6 684 651 .96 from the same said suspense account to Simrac Enterprises NMB account.

They later followed up the funds from the two said accounts and used them to their personal benefit, to the prejudice of the bank.

The offence came to light on 29 April and investigations by the bank led to the identity of the accused and the accomplice who is still at large as evidenced by password used during the transfer of the said funds.

A report was subsequently made to the police on the same day leading to the accused’s arrest on 12 May 2021.

Munhuuripi caused NMB Bank to suffer prejudice to the tune of 23 425 701.96 and nothing was recovered.

Harare Magistrate Dennis Mangosi, remanded Munhuuripi to Friday for bail application.