Police officers refuse to testify against colleague accused of demanding bribe

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Talkmore Maurukira who is facing criminal abuse of duty charges as a public officer charge was taken off remand after his colleagues refused to testify against him. He is accused of demanding $5 bribe from a motorist along Airport Road.

Harare magistrate Mr Arnold Maburo removed Maurukira from remand and ordered the State to proceed by way of summons when its witnesses are ready. The State alleges that Maurikira demanded $5 bribe from Brian Garikai who he has arrested for failing to service his fire extinguisher.

The police officer allegedly demanded Garikai’s driver’s licence and retained it in his possession before demanding for a bribein exchange of the licence. The following day Garikai reported the matter to PGHQ internal investigations and a trap was set. A team consisting of Murombedzi, Mwareya and Mudyamarimbe trapped Maurukira and arrested him after he received the $5 bribe.



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