11 Bogus CIO Operatives In Court For Robbery

11 robbers who would dupe their victims by pretending to be CIO operatives have appeared before the courts facing robbery charges, Zim Morning Post reports.

The 11 accused persons Praise Tinotenda Chibaya, Tichaona Chibaya, Shepherd Mlambo, Maxwell Chidawaya, Lewis Muchemwa, Blantina Muchemwa, Tendai Munjodzi, Trynos Bepete, Crispen Bepete, Sherpard Chidawaya and Tofarasei Mutembi reportedly robbed people on 5 different occasions.

According to the publication:

The accused  allegedly stole ZAR1 200, US$300, ZWL20, a Samsung J7 cellphone, Samsung 7 cellphone, Samsung Note 3 cellphone and a Lenovo laptop from complaints they “were searching for political parties regalia” from

In another count, on December 25, 2019, accused persons Chibaya (Praise), Chibaya (Tichaona) and Mlambo asked complainant to surrender his Samsung cellphone. This was after they had allegedly told him that he was in possession of vast amounts of money which belonged to the government. They then stole US$8 000, ZWL400, Samsung S8, a Golden Huawei cellphone and Golden Samsung J5.

They have been remanded in custody till 27 February.

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The Central Intelligence Organisation otherwise known as the CIO is an arm of the Zimbabwe security sector whose line of work is inherently classified. For a very long time the organisation and its operations have ignited public debate and fueled speculation. Read More About CIO

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