A Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) employee stunned the Harare Magistrates court after he dragged the person he hired to extort RTGS $900 from his supposedly corrupt boss who has since been charged of impersonation.
Dennis Chingwaro aged 24, who was working together with Samuel Sithole, both employed by ZINARA appeared before Harare Magistrate Barbra Mateko facing charges of impersonation.
Prosecutor Sebastian Mutizirwa alleges that sometime in May 2019, Chingwaro and Sithole who is on the run connived to extort money from one Anyway Mudodo, the Acting finance manager at ZINARA.
Sithole gave Chingwaro ZINARA Documents, a copy of ZINARA NMB Bank statements, fuel request forms by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), copy of an email from Boterere to Mujokoro highlighting fuel issues given to ZBC.
It is further alleged that on May 21 Chingwaro contacted Mudodo as inspector Mabwe based at the Police Central Headquarters and requested to meet him since he had misled the complainant by telling him that he was investigating a ZINARA corruption case.
Chingwaro informed Mudodo that he was the one who had arrested ZINARA employees Sithole and Phillian Muvindi and that he was the one who had facilitated their release.
In a bid to authenticate his lies, Chingwaro showed Mudodo the documents from ZINARA which he had received from Sithole.
He accused Mudodo of stealing money in a bid to extort $900 bribe to make the case disappear.
It is alleged that due to pressure, Mudodo transferred RTGS $450 into Chingwaro’s account while promising to settle the balance in three weeks time.
The greedy Chingwaro kept on pestering Mudodo to pay off the balance forcing him to make a police report on June 3.
A trap was set-up leading to his arrest.