Bogus CIO operative nabbed

HARARE - A bogus Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) officer was arrested at Charge Office Bus Terminus last weekend.

Courage Zaranyika is alleged to have been in the business of threatening people with a gun and fake CIO identity card.

Magistrate Rekina Dzikiti set the matter to September 17 for trial and ordered Zaranyika to pay $50 bail.

On September 4, detectives from CID Homicide received information that Zaranyika was moving around with a firearm which he used to threaten people with.

He is alleged to have also been in possession of a government identity card which he used to gain entry into government institutions while posing as a member of the secret State security.

Prosecutor Venencia Mutake told the court that when Zaranyika was arrested at the Charge Office Bus Terminus, a pistol was found hidden on his waist while the identity card was in his wallet.

When quizzed by detectives, Zaranyika allegedly lied that he was a genuine member of the secret service and that the pistol he had was his service gun.

Verifications were made with the CIO, which confirmed that Zaranyika was not a member of the organisation.


Comments (1)

CIO yacho ndiyo yavamurasirira musambo nokuti anoonekwa.....How did he manage to get that Government has been shamed hence refusing to accept him

clemence tashaya - 9 September 2014

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