Harare businessman Bigboy Pachirera yesterday filed a lawsuit against former Zimbabwe Republic Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri wwhom he accuses of his unlawful arrest, torture and harassment.
Pachirera also accuses Chihuri of robbing him of his Mercedes Benz ML 350, Chrysler Jeep Cherokee, several trucks and house number 3853 Old Highfield in Harare. Pachirera’s lawyer Mr Rungano Mahuni alleges that the property that was seized was registered in Chihuri’s name or his company Kidsdale Enterprises. In a letter hand delivered to Chihuri on December 5, Mahuni alleges his client has lost business and income over $1,4 million. The letter reads:
He suffered personal infringement in the sum of 1 million and that the property you unlawfully deprived is worth $470 000 plus a Highfield home that you also unlawfully transferred from our client is $50 000. The house was earning rentals at the rate of $1 000 per month, therefore our client has lost income in the sum of $48 000. My instructions are to demand payment of $2 968 000 which should be paid on or before close of business on December 21, 2017 falling which we have instructions to roll out action without further notice on you.
The letter alleged Chihuri caused the unlawful arrest of Pachirera on 22 December 2013 on theft allegations.