Crispen Charumbira, a Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Director who had been in the docks since last week Wednesday on obstruction of justice charges and alleged corruption charges has been granted $10 000 bail by High Court Judge Justice Pisirayi Kwenda today, The Herald reports,
Charumbira’s lawyer Slyvester Hashiti who was reportedly being instructed by Mr Tabison Bvekwa applied for bail at the High Court and Justice Kwenda granted the request on the basis that the state in prosecuting Crispen Charumbira failed to avail compelling reasons why the CID Boss must be denied bail.
Charumbira was arrested last week after it emerged that he allegedly was part of the top cops that were shielding criminals involved in many criminal activities including illegal gold dealings and drug dealings.
He was detained at Rhodesville Police and he was denied bail and spend the weekend in custody when he was remanded to 8 October by a Harare Magistrate who presided on his case.
Reports also emerged that 13 senior and junior police officers are interfering with investigations into Commissioner Charumbira as some cops were believed to have visited him in custody without the knowledge of the investigating officer working on the case.
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