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Woman Steals US$70 000, Police Officers Arrest Her And Share The Money

Woman Steals US$70 000, Police Officers Arrest Her And Share The Money

Four police officers have appeared separately before Harare Magistrates court after sharing US$70 000 and jewellery worth $10 000 they had seized from a woman accused of theft.

The woman, Viola Mutumbu of Belevedere allegedly stole the money and jewellery from her husband’s employer, The Herald reports.

Viola Mutumbu (25) appeared before magistrate Mrs Yeukai Dzuda charged with unlawful entry into premises in aggravating circumstances.

The state’s case:

Prosecutors alleged that on July 2 at around 6 30pm, Sheekhar Ashokrap Sankpal left his place of residence in the company of Mutumbu’s husband, Prince Fainoza.

Fainoza is employed as a general worker and driver by Sankpal.

Following the duo’s departure, Mutumbu went into the house where she forcibly opened doors using a metal bar and stole a portable metal safe containing cash amounting to US$70 000 and jewellery worth US$10 000 and hid the loot outside.

On the following day at around midnight, Sankpal and Fainoza returned home and discovered that the safe was missing.

A report was made at ZRP Milton Park.

Mutumbu phoned her brother-in-law, Chriswell Fainoza whom she gave the safe for safekeeping.

Thieving cops arrive:

On July 8, Detectives from CID Highlands, Edward Mateta, Tinashe Matongo, Princes Mavis Matikiti, and Costa Davison arrested Mutumbu for questioning in connection with the missing safe.

Mutumbu allegedly revealed that she had given Chriswell the safe for safekeeping.

Mateta, Matongo, Matikiti and Davison then unlawfully released Mutumbu from their custody before they allegedly went on to break the safe and stole US$70 000 and jewellery. 

The Expose’

The four shared the money amongst themselves and gave Chriswell Fainoza US$4 000 as his share. 

Upon hearing of the transaction, Prince Fainoza then reported the matter to the police leading to the arrest of the quartet.

They were then taken to court and charged with criminal abuse of office as public officers.

They were not asked to plead to the charges when they appeared before regional magistrate Mr Stanford Mambanje, who remanded them in custody to today for bail ruling.

The State led by Mr Ngonidzashe Kaseke told the court that there was overwhelming evidence, as the detectives were seen breaking the safe.

He also told the court that Chriswell Fainoza will testify that he saw the four breaking the safe.

Through their lawyer, the quartet denied stealing the money adding that the charges were created by another police officer only identified as Chidyamudungwe, whom they accused of trying to protect his relative Mutumbu in the matter.

Mateta, Matongo, Matikiti and Davison claim that the money could have been stolen by Mutumbu or could have been lost through a robbery.

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Warthog 1 month ago

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𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗽𝘀 𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗱𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁, 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝘆𝗼𝘂'𝗹𝗹 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗽𝘀? ....𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗮 𝘁𝗶𝗽 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗰𝗲𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗴. 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗖𝗜𝗗 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘆 𝗽𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝗿𝗼𝗯𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗲𝘁𝗰.

i 1 month ago

Ahhh saka mari ine chitema

Soup man Sadza 1 month ago

Clever Police officers 👏👏👏👏

Swagger 1 month ago

zanupf Republic Police tokudzai kuti mari ishoma asi munopinda mustreet kurova those who are demonstrating.


Zulu 1 month ago

These officers are ediots makusiya Mutumbu pa sharing ariye akaba mari makupa chriswell Fainoza.

Neighborhood 1 month ago

Isu ma Neighborhood tinoba zvirinani CID yakabaiza apo 👊

ABSA 1 month ago

kkkk Zim porisi ,kuzoti mbavha dzekubira those two securico guards US92000 porisi yese iri busy searching those robbers.

Chinese zodiac 1 month ago

Vachangamuka manje mapurisa ngavabe stereki ndoo vadiii kuita mupurisa imhosva here ngavaitewo zvikuit vamwe

Chimbetu 1 month ago

Kana mayiwana torai vakomana ko ndimi madii


This case was poorly investigated or poorly presented in court. The investigating Officer must have searched the accused persons. What were the results of those searches?




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