A brave passenger aboard a Mushikashika vehicle helped police arrest Christopher Nukarume (38) and Raymond Dirwai (43) who are facing allegations of kidnapping and robbery along the Harare-Bulawayo Road near Whitehouse last Friday.
Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi on Tuesday revealed that the two suspects who were travelling in a Mazda Bongo vehicle (AET 9775) offered a lift to seven people in Kuwadzana who were going to Granary, Riddleridge Park and Whitecliff.
It is alleged that along the way the suspects demanded cash and valuables from the victims while refusing to drop them off at their destinations. Said Asst Comm Nyathi:
The ZRP confirms the arrest of Christopher Nukarume (38) and Raymond Dirwai (43) in connection with cases of kidnapping and robbery which occurred along Harare- Bulawayo Road near Whitehouse on 08/10/21.
The two suspects who were travelling in a Mazda Bongo vehicle, AET 9775 offered a lift to seven complainants in Kuwadzana who were going to Granary, Riddleridge Park and Whitecliff.
Along the way, the suspects demanded cash and valuables from the complainants while refusing to drop off the complainants at their respective destinations.
One of the complainants surrendered a cellphone while the other complainant grabbed the handbrake and the vehicle stopped leading to the arrest of the suspects.