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A MUTARE man landed himself in trouble after he made a false $6 000 extortion report against a regional magistrate, police inspector, top businessman and public prosecutor.

Paul Tondoya, 40, of Morningside Mutare was not asked to plead when he appeared before magistrate Annia Ndiraya.

He was remanded out of custody on $100 bail.

He is supposed to report to Mutare Central police station once every other Friday and reside at the given address.

Tondoya, employed by Coast Timbers, allegedly made the false claim to one Superintendent Chakabva at CID Mutare Headquarters on December 4, 2014.

He allegedly reported that prominent local businessman Clide Jani, Inspector Marume of Mutare Central and Nelson Makunyire, a public prosecutor, as well as Langton Mukwengi ,a regional magistrate, both of Mutare magistrate court, had extorted $ 6 147 from him knowing that it was a false claim.

Tondoya’s statement was recorded and will be produced as evidence during his trial.

An enquiry, the court heard, was opened and investigations were carried out revealing instead that Tondoya had lied.

When asked to clarify some issues which were established during investigation, Tondoya allegedly tendered a withdrawal affidavit to retract his complaint.

The affidavit will be used as evidence in court.

Shepard Chavarika prosecuted.

Source : New Zimbabwe