- June 11, 2020
- Posted in LOCAL
Four bogus gold buyers were arraigned before Guruve resident magistrate Shingirai Mutiro yesterday for defrauding gold dealers.
The four Chimanga Isaac (30), Chibwe Nyasha(28), Mutariswa Tinotenda(32) and Magaisa Brighton (30) pleaded not guilty to two charges fraud and possession of articles for criminal use.
They were remanded in custody to June 23 for trial.
Prosecutor Albert Mazhindu alleged that on March 15 the suspects came to Mvurwi purporting to be gold buyers and defraud Samuel Tumbare and Moreblessing Mutunwa of their 180 grams of gold by paying them counterfeit US$4800.
The complainants discovered that they had been duped and filed a police report at Mazowe police station.
Working on a tip-off on June 8 detectives from Mvurwi intercepted the four at a roadblock while driving a Honda Fit registration number AEW 9284.
A search was conducted and counterfeit gold weighing 13 250 grams was recovered.