Fake bond notes 'printer' granted bail

HARARE - The Sunningdale man, Elton Nyamudahondo, accused of printing and supplying fake $5 bond notes was granted bail by a Harare court yesterday.

The 33-year-old — who allegedly produced $600-plus of the counterfeit currency — was charged with possession of articles for criminal use when he appeared before Harare magistrate Tilda Mazhande.

He was released on $300 bail yesterday and ordered to surrender his passport, continue residing at his present address and not interfere with witnesses as part of conditions.

Nyamudahondo will be back in court on April 3.

Prosecutor, Stylon Marufu, had opposed Nyamudahondo’s admission to bail, arguing investigations were still pending.

  Nyamudahondo’s lawyer, Clemence Takaendesa, queried why the matter had been brought to court on a full docket when investigations were still underway.

The investigating officer argued that “there is a link between the bond notes that Nyamudahondo was found in possession with, with those alleged to be supplied on the market”, adding that “the investigations...might prove that the accused person was actually printing fake bond notes and strengthen our case against him”.

However, Takaendesa said such issues would be determined during trial and should not qualify as grounds for opposing admission of the accused person to bail.

The complainant is the State represented by one detective constable Chindove of CID Homicide.

The State alleges that on February 25, detectives from CID were tipped off that Nyamudahondo was printing counterfeit $5 bond notes at his house.

The detectives proceeded to Nyamudahondo’s residence but they could not locate him.

They were advised that he was at 4836 Dzivaresekwa Extension in Harare.

It was alleged that when they arrived in Dzivaresekwa, they found Nyamudahondo seated on a bed in a bedroom holding a sheet of paper on which four $5 counterfeit bond notes were printed.

The detectives claim they also discovered an HP Office Jet 5610 scanner.

Nyamudahondo was immediately arrested.

He reportedly led the detectives to recover 31 x $5 finished counterfeit notes, 103 x $5 semi-finished fake bond notes, and 47 plain sheets of the paper allegedly used to manufacture the notes and six cartridges.

Comments (1)

Printing fake bond is a criminal offense in which if anyone get arrested no bail shall be granted. As it influencing nationality and anyone from corners can access it. Canon printer customer support number

ravesh - 23 June 2017

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