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A policeman allegedly connived with two accomplices and attempted to rob a pedestrian at gunpoint along a foot bridge in Harare. Kudakwashe Godini (28) connived with Nicholas Zvirevo (27) and Witness Chako (39) and hatched a plan to rob people. Godini booked a pistol at Kuwadzana Police Station which he used to commit the offence.

The trio appeared before magistrate Mr Milton Serima last week charged with attempted armed robbery.

The State, led by Mr Sebastian Mutizirwa, opposed bail on the basis that the trio was facing a Third Schedule offence. Mr Serima remanded them in custody to December 29 this year.

He aised them to apply for bail at the High Court.

It is the State’s case that on November 14, the three proceeded to Simon Mazorodze flyover armed with a pistol. Pursuant to their plan, they waylaid the complainant who was walking along the flyover and Godini pointed a gun at him.

The gang ordered him to lie down or risk being shot. In movie style, the complainant jumped from the flyover and landed on top of a vehicle, which was passing by under the footbridge, before they could rob him.

The complainant reported the matter to the police, leading to the arrest of Zvirevo, who then implicated the other two.

The service pistol Godini used was recovered.

Source : The Herald