Farmer Loses Car And Bales Of Tobacco To Armed Bogus Police Officers
A Chiredzi tobacco farmer lost his car and bales of tobacco to armed bogus police officers along Glen Eagles in Harare on Monday.
Blessing Mapasure, 28, of Chiredzi Prison Farm camp was robbed of his Nissan Atlas truck registration (ADG 7378) and 25 bales of tobacco by five people and one of them was in police uniform.
H-Metro provincial police spokesperson Inspector Simon Chazovachii confirmed the incident urging farmers to transport their golden leaf during the day.
“Police are investigating a robbery case where a Chiredzi farmer lost his vehicle and 25 bales of tobacco,” said Insp Chazovachii.
The incident took place at 2230hrs along Glen Eagles Road.
The victim was reported to have been ordered to stop by a Honda Fit driver with a man in police uniform seated on the passenger seat.
In other news, iHarare had reported that in a disturbing development, a young man from Mucheke in Masvingo was found by a passerby hanging from a tree with earphones plugged in his ears.
Lloyd Chimene allegedly used tree bark to hang himself. He was found hanging behind Ndarama High School at 1 am on Monday.
Meanwhile, a source privy to the incident suspects that Chimene who had a quarrel with his mother over a missing US$5 note a few days earlier was abusing drugs.
The source revealed that after the altercation with his mother, Chimene seemed unbothered when they spoke to him. He was last seen on Sunday at around 8 pm.
According to the source, Chimene worked at Chitima as a vendor. He did not write his ZIMSEC A Level last year and was preparing to write in November this year
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