Top Cop nabbed for extortion

via Bulawayo24 NEWS | Top Cop nabbed for extortion 21 June 2014

A senior cop in Bulawayo’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID) frauds section has been arrested for extortion and fraud.Police sources say Detective Chief Inspector Machinga was arrested in the city on Friday after soliciting and receiving a bribe from a suspect.

Details of the detective’s crime are still sketchy but sources said he was arrested after a trap was set for him following numerous complaints of extortion by suspects under investigation.

“He is being held at Donnington Police Station and is set to face a commission of enquiry soon. The force has become a hotplate for corrupt people. Cops are really being arrested,” said the source.

Comment could not immediately be obtained from national CID spokesperson Detective Inspector Portia Chino.

Hundreds of police officers, especially from the traffic section have been dismissed in the last two years fro corruption.

DCI Machinga was arrested after receiving a $300 bribe from a suspect in a trap. – See more at: http://bulawayo24.com/index-id-news-sc-local-byo-49387.html#sthash.O84Gxdqq.dpuf

A senior cop in Bulawayo’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID) frauds section has been arrested for extortion and fraud.

Police sources say Detective Chief Inspector Machinga was arrested in the city on Friday after soliciting and receiving a bribe from a suspect.

Details of the detective’s crime are still sketchy but sources said he was arrested after a trap was set for him following numerous complaints of extortion by suspects under investigation.

“He is being held at Donnington Police Station and is set to face a commission of enquiry soon. The force has become a hotplate for corrupt people. Cops are really being arrested,” said the source.

Comment could not immediately be obtained from national CID spokesperson Detective Inspector Portia Chino.

Hundreds of police officers, especially from the traffic section have been dismissed in the last two years fro corruption.

DCI Machinga was arrested after receiving a $300 bribe from a suspect in a trap.

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    Tafunuka 8 years ago

    Ini hangu ndava kuvenga mapurisa, especially ve traffic Ngundu. They tried to fine me for madaka ange ari pamota saying I should have stoped near a river to clean the car. Vafana ivavo hameno kana vachiri pabasa. Kana muripo tihasangana because Matanga said he will drive me to their station in August.

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    zanupf fear me 8 years ago

    Small fry only. Criminal zpf

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    Z R P. The best that money can buy

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    nyoni 8 years ago

    Can we start at the top of government first. Namely Bob .

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    Arrest them from the top please! Start with Chiwuri.

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    munzwa 8 years ago

    It’s interesting what you call extortion!!What about top provincial officials soliciting “goods” to stay in business or on the land….Gifts for “working together” they say….

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    mugab_pf@yahoo.com 8 years ago

    The quality of online news articles can be so shocking. What happened to the country’s journalism schools? Consider these parts of sentences from the article:
    …dismissed in the last two years fro corruption.
    …receiving a $300 bribe from a suspect in a trap.