Breaking News

Bid to bribe traffic cop with $5 backfires

by Midlands Correspondent
01 February 2013 | 4218 Views
A Gweru commuter omnibus driver's bid to give a $5 bribe to a police officer at a road block backfired when he was arrested and his kombi impounded.

Bonnie Nyamombe (23) was plying an unsanctioned route with a commuter omnibus which had no passenger insurance when he was stopped at a road block along the Gweru-Matobo Road.

He attempted to buy his passage by folding a $5 note wrapped in a piece of paper and giving it to one of the police officers at the roadblock.

Nyamombe of 1081 Mkoba Village 20 Gweru was yesterday arraigned before Gweru magistrate, Ms Rutendo Muchena facing a charge of attempting to bribe a public officer on duty.

He pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined $70 or 30 days in prison.

For the State, Miss Yeukai Mugumba, told the court that on 22 December last year, Constable Felicity Moyo, a police officer stationed at Mtapa Police Station, was on duty at a roadblock along the Gweru-Matobo Road together with other Constables, Chishato, Hlomani and Shayamunde.

The court heard that Nyamombe who was driving a commuter omnibus was stopped at the roadblock.

On checking the vehicle, police discovered that Nyamombe had no route permit. The police also discovered that the kombi had an expired vehicle registration licence and that it had no passenger insurance.

The court heard that Nyamombe was ordered to pay $40 fine for the offences.

Miss Mugumba said Nyamombe, however, gave Const Moyo a folded receipt which had a $5 note in it.




Const Moyo then asked Nyamombe why he was giving her $5 instead of the required $40 and he could not explain his actions.

Miss Mugumba said Nyamombe was arrested for attempting to bribe the police and had his vehicle impounded.

Bribe

Source: TC

Could there be war if Grace Mugabe becomes President?

Yes
75.96%
No
9.84%
Who cares?
14.21%
183

Comments

Latest Classifieds (Click Here For More)

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

Biti absolves self, calls Tsvangirai modern day sell-out - "Each strug...

by Wilbert Mukori | 21 October 2014 | 499 Views

SADC adopts WHO guidelines on anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment

by Staff Reporter | 21 October 2014 | 486 Views

Mugabe and wife return home from Rome

by Staff Reporter | 21 October 2014 | 1435 Views

Woman bashed for demanding a debt

by Staff Reporter | 21 October 2014 | 710 Views

Crocodile eggs vendor granted bail

by Staff Reporter | 21 October 2014 | 1228 Views

Ex- cop 'steals' $5000 from doctor

by Staff Reporter | 21 October 2014 | 1335 Views

Gadadi battle brings back sad memories for Mat'land - Thousands of peo...

by Thabo Kunene | 21 October 2014 | 2318 Views

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

by Staff Reporter | 21 October 2014 | 3505 Views

Man kills self after gleaning wife's romantic messages with neighbour ...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 3967 Views

Fatal end to joy-swim as two boys drown - MVUMA - What began like a jo...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 1920 Views

Zim seeks to clear 'bad image' in the West - NEWLY appointed Zimbabwea...

by Staff Reporter | 21 October 2014 | 1674 Views

VP aspirants must reform, says JB Phetshu - ZANU PF Matabeleland South...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 1530 Views

Mujuru(s) reaping what they sowed?

by Chris Goko | 21 October 2014 | 4449 Views

Killer Pastor gets double life jail term - CONTROVERSIAL Jerusalem Ap...

by Court reporter | 21 October 2014 | 1670 Views

Jilted woman torches self in love dispute

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 2424 Views

Woman jailed 14 months for kidnapping minor

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 1344 Views

Drunk pupils thoroughly bash Maths teacher - TWO highly intoxicated pu...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 3728 Views

Boarding master caught pants down with matron

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 5892 Views

Things we have learnt from and about Grace Mugabe - In the last articl...

by Alex T. Magaisa | 21 October 2014 | 3828 Views

Prophet rapes married congregant - A SELF-PROCLAIMED Gokwe prophet was...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 2394 Views

MDC-T more violent than Zanu-PF - survey - THE MDC-T was fingered as t...

by Staff Reporter | 21 October 2014 | 819 Views

Grace Mugabe agitating for war, says Biti - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's ...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 3000 Views

Peter Ndlovu, Grobbelaar out of England's greatest 100 list

by Sikhumbuzo Moyo | 21 October 2014 | 2948 Views

Man assaults soldier, cops over girlfriend - A Gweru man allegedly wen...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 1834 Views

Zanu-PF Politburo meeting deferred - The Zanu-PF Politburo meeting, wh...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 1639 Views

Lightning strikes 50 police recruits in Zimbabwe - FIFTEEN police recr...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 2623 Views

Widow stones in-laws at suicide wake - ANTI-RIOT police had to be call...

by Auxilia Katongomara | 21 October 2014 | 1502 Views

Opposition parties rallies behind Joice Mujuru - FUNCTIONARIES from o...

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2014 | 2699 Views

Entertainment

Zim representative in the Big Brother Africa survives eviction - Zimba...

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2014 | 1797 Views

Grace Mugabe's political comedy takes ZTV hostage - For the past two w...

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2014 | 3866 Views

Oliver Mtukudzi to deliver lecture at Musica 2014 - Zimbabwe's interna...

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2014 | 1072 Views

Gezha maoko - Ladybee (Official Video)

by Staff Reporter | 19 October 2014 | 1846 Views

Matebeleland Music & Arts Festival - Sivala umnyaka ngengoma lapho sit...

by Staff Reporter | 17 October 2014 | 1519 Views

Obediah Matulana releases Christmas DVD - Bulawayo-based musician Obed...

by Staff reporter | 16 October 2014 | 1691 Views

Grace Mugabe honoured in song - Dancehall outfit Final Warning has rel...

by Tawanda Marwizi | 15 October 2014 | 2192 Views

US firm makes money off Zimbabwe concept - United States transport sh...

by Staff reporter | 14 October 2014 | 2706 Views
iBlog