It is believed that the car was being stripped so that he could sell the parts. On Friday sources said sometime this year, Nyamakura’s parents bought him a black Mercedes-Benz (ACO 9910) which he later insured on full cover with Old Mutual Insurance Company for $15 000.
Early this month, he went and rented a house in Mabelreign where he left his vehicle but never stayed at the house. It is alleged that he later went to Highlands Police Station where he made a false report that his vehicle had been stolen.
After making the false report, Nyamakura went to the insurance company where he made a claim since he now had a police report. The claim was approved and he was supposed to have been paid more than $15 000 by the insurance company. Sometime last week, Nyamakura hired a gas welder whom he took to the Mabelreign house to strip his car.
Police received a tip-off and raided the house leading to Nyamakura’s arrest. He is still assisting police with investigations and will appear in court facing fraud charges and making a false report to police. herald
A trainee pilot has been arrested on allegations of attempting to defraud a local insurance company of more than $15 000 after he made a false report that his Mercedes-Benz E320 had been stolen. Zvikomborero Nyamakura (34), a trainee pilot at Charles Prince Airport, was arrested after he hired a man to strip the “stolen” car at a house he was renting in Mabelreign in Harare.According to the report, Nyamakura alleged that he was driving his vehicle along Enterprise Road during the night when it had a tyre puncture on the left rear side. He told the police that he had no spare wheel resulting in him removing the tyre and hiring a taxi to a garage in the city centre where it was fixed. Nyamakura said when he returned to his vehicle, he discovered that it had been stolen.