Businessman duped of US$51k

25 Nov, 2021 - 10:11 0 Views
Businessman duped of US$51k


Zvikomborero Parafini, Court Reporter

A Harare man landed in the dock yesterday after he reportedly duped a businessman of over US$51 000 in a botched transfer deal.

Moses John Munyukwi was not asked to plead when he appeared before Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi who released him on $20 000 bail and ordered him not to interfere with witnesses.

The court heard that on November 15 the complainant Mike Lyson Kazinge was in possession of US$51 546 and Munyukwi was made aware of it after Kazinge posted in a WhatsApp broadcast requesting for a payment of $10 000 000 to a company called Resimunde Investments (Pvt) Ltd.

Munyukwi connived with other accused persons who are still at large to steal from Kazinge and he responded to the broadcast indicating that he could pay the amount and he was supplied with Kazinge’s banking details.

Munyukwi was instructed to pay $6million in another account and $4 illion in a different account.

On November 16, Munyukwi sent two men who presented fake proof of payment to Kazinge indicating that they had paid the $10 000 000.

Kazinge in turn handed over the US$51 546 to them but he later realised that no payment had been made and he reported the case to the police.

Lynnet Gwarisa appeared for the State.

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