NEW: Mbudzi Traffic Interchange scam: Suspected fraudster turns himself in

06 Feb, 2024 - 14:02 0 Views
NEW: Mbudzi Traffic Interchange scam: Suspected fraudster turns himself in

The Sunday Mail

Online Reporter

LEVY IDANA — the man who allegedly manipulated compensation claims for properties affected by the construction of Mbudzi Traffic Interchange, defrauding the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development of US$200 000 in the process —  surrendered himself to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) on Tuesday.

Idana is alleged to have connived with the deputy director in the Department of Roads, Ernest Shenje, to dupe the ministry.

Shenje has already appeared in court charged with fraud and was granted US$500 bail.

Idana surrendered himself to ZACC while in the company of lawyer Mr Arshiel Mugiya.

He has since been arrested and charged with fraud.

“The accused, working in cahoots with Mr Ernest Shenje, the deputy director road services division in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, who has since been arrested and appeared in court, manufactured a fraudulent agreement of sale,” said ZACC in a statement.

“They misrepresented to the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development that Idana was the owner of Subdivision A of Subdivision B of Delft of Hopley, which was in the name of John Maloney.

“The fraudulent agreement of sale was used to claim compensation on the pretext that Idana had purchased the property from John Maloney. As a result of this fraudulent claim, Idana was paid US$200 000.”

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