Bogus soldier nabbed

22 Oct, 2021 - 10:10 0 Views
Bogus soldier nabbed


Zvikomborero Parafini, Court Reporter

A Waterfalls man who was masquerading as a soldier was yesterday dragged to court to answer to impersonation and theft of trust property charges.

Llyod Chinembiri, 30, was not asked to plead when he appeared before Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi who remanded him in custody to today to make his bail application even though the State had said it had no compelling reasons to oppose bail.


The court heard that Chinembiri hatched a plan to steal the complainant’s phone which had US$100 at the back in the pouch.


Chinembiri who was known as a municipal officer asked the complainant to use his phone and make a phone call and when he was entrusted with the phone, he disappeared with it and later failed to hand it over upon request.


In the second count, the State is alleging that Chinembiri boarded a motor vehicle with the complainant on the way to Mbudzi roundabout and the complainant managed to identify Chinembiri and when they disembarked, the complainant enforced a citizen arrest.


Chinembiri then produced a Zimbabwe National Army identification card claiming that he was a soldier stationed at the Tongogara Barracks but investigations revealed that Chinembiri was not a soldier leading to his arrest.

Anesu Chirenje appeared for the State.


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