CITY BUSINESSMAN FACES FRESH FRAUD CHARGES. . . Shingi Muringi has an outstanding warrant of arrest. . .He was the complainant in Chimpa’s dramatic arrest

Zvikomborero Parafini 

A CITY businessman, whose complaint led to the dramatic arrest of another businessman, Patrick “Chimpa” Mutenha on Friday, is facing fresh charges involving US$125 000.

 Chimpa was released on US$500 bail, in a fraud case, a day after his arrest.

His video went viral on social media.

While Chimpa was getting his freedom on Saturday, Shingi Levison Muringi, the complainant in Chimpa’s case,  appeared in court on the same day.

He filed an application refusing placement on remand arguing that there was no suspicion to place him on remand.

The application was thrown out by magistrate Lazini Ncube yesterday.

He was remanded in custody and Muringi will be back in court today to file his bail application.

Muringi is also on an outstanding warrant of arrest in another case in which he allegedly defrauded another businessman of US$85 000.

The court heard that Muringi, of Last King Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, a company which is into the business of supplying fuel, misrepresented to the complainant that he wanted to buy 120 000 litres of fuel.

He allegedly promised to make a payment instantly upon delivery.

Acting on the misrepresentation, the complainant then delivered 120 000 litres of fuel to Muringi. 

After receiving the fuel, Muringi failed to pay the money and, according to court documents, went on to sell the fuel and bought a Toyota Fortuner from the proceeds.

On April 27, Muringi allegedly sent fake proof of payments purporting that he transferred US$70 200 and US$54 000 to the complainant’s accounts.

The complainant later checked the authenticity of the proof of payments and found that they were fake and filed a police report.

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