Fake Detectives Exposed: Six-Member Gang in Court for Masquerading as CID Officers[Image Credit: H-Metro]

Fake Detectives Exposed: Six-Member Gang in Court for Masquerading as CID Officers

Over the weekend, Harare magistrate Ruth Moyo presided over a gripping case involving a six-member gang accused of impersonating Criminal Investigation Detectives (CID) from the drug section.

Gang’s Elaborate Scheme Unveiled

In the courtroom, shocking details emerged about the gang’s intricate scheme. On January 18, the fraudsters, posing as CID Drugs detectives and officers from the President’s Office, approached Tafadzwa Lovemore Mudzekenyedze, falsely accusing him of drug dealing and subsequently arresting him.

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Coercion and Extortion

Forcing Mudzekenyedze into his own vehicle, the gang drove him towards Harare’s Central Business District. Near the Harare showgrounds, they brazenly demanded a payment of US$1000 for his release, effectively holding him captive through coercion.

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A Tip-Off Leads to Justice

Meanwhile, genuine officers from CID drugs received crucial information about the gang’s illicit activities and the hostage situation involving Mudzekenyedze. Swiftly acting on the tip-off, they tracked down the gang members, leading to their arrest and the rescue of the victim.

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Incriminating Evidence Uncovered

During the arrest, law enforcement authorities seized compelling evidence from the gang. Among the items confiscated were fraudulent identity cards, a pair of handcuffs, three GPS tracking devices, and a canister of pepper spray. Furthermore, the discovery of two sachets of crystal methamphetamine further implicated the gang in illicit drug-related activities.

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The six-member gang involved in this audacious and criminal operation have been identified as Lloyd Rayeni Zvoma, Clemence Manyika, Slevester Chaire, Simbarashe Chiyangwa, Sydney Chikozho, and Felix Tagonera. They have now been arrested, and justice is being sought for their actions.