Zvikomborero Parafini 

CONTROVERSIAL businessman, Shingi Levison Muringi, suffered another setback in his latest fraud case after he was remanded in custody to Friday.

Muringi, who initially appeared in court last Saturday, was supposed to file his bail application yesterday following the dismissal of his bid refusing to be placed on remand.

Muringi, however, didn’t appear before regional magistrate, Marewanazvo Gofa, after it was stated that he was seeking to have a warrant of arrest, which was issued against him last year, cancelled.

That prompted magistrate Gofa to remand the matter to May 10.

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 purchase 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 went on to sell the fuel and purchased a Toyota Fortuner from the proceeds, according to the court documents.

On April 27, Muringi sent fake proof of payments valued at USD$125 000 purporting that he transferred the amount into 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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