Police confirm action on corrupt top cops

HARARE - Police yesterday confirmed taking disciplinary measures against ex-police commissioner Oliver Chibage and other senior cops implicated in corruption deals.

The scandals involving corruption among top police officers using police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri’s name were exposed by the Daily News.

National police spokesperson Charity Charamba told a press briefing that Chibage and other unnamed officers were indeed implicated in corruption scandals.

“With regards to the issue concerning Commissioner Chibage, the organisation wishes to settle this matter once and for all,” Charamba was quoted as saying by online State media yesterday.

Chibage was fingered by a Harare couple to have abused his powers and harassed them in what they alleged was a relentless drive to illegally seize their investments.

Although the police commissioner denied any corrupt doings, Charamba yesterday said the matter had been brought to the attention of Chihuri and disciplinary measures were taken.

“The involvement of Commissioner Chibage and others in all these cases is a matter which falls in the purview of police discipline which has already been handled under the Police Act and the matter has been finalised,” Charamba was quoted by the State media last night.

Comments (5)

Poor reporting, the reporter must must give us examples of the crimes that he committed. we need facts and facts

Munhu - 17 October 2013

CG, at least you are listening to what is taking place in your force. Plse get those corrupt cops off the road. In 1980s a road block meant some serious search for a criminal, Now it has become a money making game. We are tired. We are not a police state...... Hope you and Min Mohadi act soonest

maSiziva - 17 October 2013

Can citizens arrest a misbehaving policeman? Charity Charamba tell us our rights on this one. Tingakubatsireyi zvakanyanya. I saw a policeman abuse a citizen and at the same time risking lives dzevanhu vamwe just because he could do it. Such abuse of power with What are our rights?

Gogo Vaitenga - 17 October 2013

A picture like this shows us that most of the police are thieves. Now who do we trust to guard our homes??

Jacob - 17 October 2013

Don't believe this rubbish. They know each other. Vakatsikana konzi. Maybe someone did not deliver the daily bag of toll gate fees to the chefs and now must pay for it. Don't get happy about this "clean up". It's cleaning up those who are not respecting vakuru. Did Chihuri only know today his name " was being abused". That's what happens when you cross lines between policing and self interest. Pedzeranai ikoko. I have nothing to look forward to.

Mhofu - 20 October 2013

Check the comments on the story,"i'm rich-Uebert Angel. Tell me what you make of the type of mentality & level of education of the people admiring him.

Kuungana kunopa Mari - 21 October 2013

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