Constable Newrance Chikwanda (40) from Kwekwe appeared in court on Monday facing the charge of abuse of office. Chikwanda was arrested after he was caught red-handed receiving a $10 from one Carpenter Dube in a sting operation set by the police. Chikwanda had arrested Dube after failing to locate his cousin Vincent Hlanganiso who is alleged to have run over a pedestrian. Chikwanda threatened to charge Dube with his relative’s crime unless he paid a $10 bribe to enable him to destroy Hlanganiso’s docket.
Dube reported the matter to the police leading to the arrest of Chikwanda after a trap had been set for him.
Provincial magistrate, Ngoni Nduna denied Chikwanda bail and remanded him in custody to July 19.