Police have arrested two suspected fraudsters over a US$13 000 residential stand deal in Harare’s Tynwald suburb.
Through their Twitter account, the police said Shyleen Sirani (31) and Joseph Muketiwa (41) were arrested by the Police Anti- Corruption Unit for using forged documents to sell a stand to an unnamed victim aged 27.
The police said they have since launched an investigation into the matter. Police said:
ZRP confirms the arrest of Shyleen Sirani (31) and Joseph Muketiwa (41) by the Police Anti- Corruption Unit for Fraud involving the sale of a residential stand using forged documents in Tynwald, Harare.
The two suspects and the other one who is still at large hatched a plan to defraud the victim (27) of cash amounting to USD 13000 and in pursuance of their plan made a counterfeit deed of transfer for a certain homestead in Tynwald and a fake plastic identity card.
Police have appealed to other home seekers who were duped in the same manner to come forward and lodge their complaints at any nearest police station.