Friday, 3 June 2016

PRISON OFFICER TURNS ARMED ROBBER

A CHIKURUBI Maximum Security Prison Old Camp officer allegedly stole ammunition from his workplace, teamed up with armed robbers and shot a security guard manning Deputy Police Commissioner Olga Bungu’s house.


Warren Hazvienzani Katiro (35) appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Tendai Mahwe on Wednesday facing attempted murder charges or alternatively contravening the Firearms Act.

He was remanded in custody to June 15. Prosecuting, Mr Sebastian Mutizirwa alleged that sometime in May this year Katiro stole a number of 9mm live ammunition from the Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Services.

He allegedly supplied the ammunition to his accomplices, Allan Mutemachanai and Rodwell Joe, who are still on the run. Katiro teamed with the pair and went to Arcturus Mine where they acquired a pistol from Samuel Butao.

Armed with the pistol, the trio went to 241 Samora Machel Avenue in Belvedere on May 18 at around 10pm where they approached Yeukai Chimhanda who was guarding Dep Comm Bungu’s home.

Chimhanda was armed with an AK 47 rifle and the trio called him by name. As Chimhanda went outside they opened fire. They allegedly shot him once on the left side of the chest and fled.

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