Driver Arrested For Kidnapping Police Officer :
A daring Buhera man who allegedly kidnapped a police officer who was escorting him to the police station after his arrest at a roadblock for disregarding the curfew appeared before a local magistrates’ court.
The accused Election Makaripe (47) of Tama village under Chief Chamutsa in Buhera appeared before magistrate Poterai Gwezhira facing charges of disregarding the curfew, kidnapping a police officer and escaping from lawful custody.
According to iHarare, Makaripe pleaded not guilty to the charges and was remanded in custody to April 30 for trial.
The court heard that on February 25, 2021 at around 2130hours, at the 125km peg along Mutare-Masvingo highway, Makaripe was arrested at a roadblock while driving a white twin cab Ford Ranger for disregarding the curfew.
Makaripe was ordered by Sergeant Makani to drive his vehicle to the police post under the escort of Constable Creamson Chataika.