Two more nabbed over US$2.7m heist

By ZBC Reporter

TWO more suspects have appeared in court in connection with the US$2.7 million money heist which occurred at Gwebi Bridge, along the Harare – Kariba highway this month.

The duo is facing charges of defeating the course of justice after trying to conceal part of the stolen funds.

Circumstances are that on the 18th of this month, Job Njowa aged 23 and his father Shadreck, who is still at large, sneaked into their homestead in Mudakwenda village in Mhondoro with US$100 000, which is believed to be part of the loot.

It is alleged that the co-accused connived to dig a pit in front of their hut where they hid the money.

It is further alleged that a neighbour and cousin Tichaona Njowa saw the accused hiding the money and opened the pit the following day before taking cash.

He was, however seen by another person whom he bribed with US$5 000 United States so that he would not disclose the matter.

It is alleged that after enriching himself with the hidden treasure, Tichaona went on a lavish money spending spree and bought two vehicles.

Police got information on the accused’s lavish lifestyle leading to his arrest in Zimplats area of Mhondoro which led to the recovery of US$20 000 before he implicated Job and Tichaona Njowa.

The two were remanded in custody to this Tuesday for their bail application.

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