Fugitive police detective who allegedly stole $31 000 from a Zambian finally arrested

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Clever Gadzikwa, a fugitive police detective based at CID Southerton Property Section who allegedly stole $31 000 from a Zambian national booked at N1 Hotel in Harare on April 2, was arrested and brought to court yesterday. He appeared before Harare magistrate Barbara Chimboza who remanded him in custody to today for bail ruling.

He is jointly charged with Evidence Hanya and Walter Ziuchi, who were arrested last week and were also remanded in custody. The court heard that Gadzikwa together with Hanya and Ziuchi stormed Voster Hampako’s room at N1 Hotel and robbed him of $1 000 and 400 Zambian kwacha. Gadzikwa then recorded $770 in his police notebook and forced Hampako to sign saying that was only amount they took from him. The three asked him to declare any other property he had and Hampako told them that he had $30 000 in his vehicle which was parked at the hotel car park.

The three led Hampako to the Mineral Border Control Unit (MBCU) Harare offices in his Zambian-registered vehicle. They allegedly ordered him to take out the cash and hand it over to them before threatening to cause his arrest for money-laundering and forced him to sign a fake warned-and-cautioned statement, before giving him back his 400 Zambian kwacha. They allegedly later released him and ordered him to immediately drive back to Zambia or risk being arrested again.

More: NewsDay


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