The case of the director Commissioner of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Chrispen Charumbira has taken a new twist with reports suggesting that thirteen senior and junior police officers are interfering with investigations
Charumbira was arrested on Wednesday last week by the Special Anti-Corruption Unit (SACU) and detained at Rhodesville Police Station in Harare on allegations of accepting protection money from drug and gold dealers to stop criminal investigations.
The Herald reports that investigations are now underway to verify reports made to the Special Anti-Corruption Unit (Sacu) by some of the witnesses that some officers from different CID departments were interfering with investigations on the case.
It is alleged that the said officers visited Charumbira while he was detained at Rhodesville Police Station without the knowledge of the investigating officers.
The Herald further reports Charumbira met with the officers for the purposes of strategising or arranging to destroy evidence in other cases that are still under investigation.
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