The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Mvurwi allegedly fired shots and arrested four fraudsters who were fleecing Tobacco farmers in Mvurwi on Thursday.
The four who are suspected to be faking names are Blessing Farai Nenhanga, Tapfumanei Ngarande, Timmy Kazhangaire and Lovebright Chakudunga.
Sources familiar with the incident allege the quartet were using a silver Alteza in duping farmers.
“The suspects tried to run away after the police pounced on them at Mega Save Mvurwi where they were targeting Tobacco farmers spotting their pin numbers and resetting the pin through dubious means,” explained the source.
“Police fired warning shots to stop the suspects before arresting them.”
Meanwhile, the quartet appeared before Guruve magistrate Geraldine Mutsotso who granted them $20 000 bail each.
It is further alleged that Kazhangaire indicated that he is Minister of Defence Oppah Muchinguri’s inlaw to both police and court.
Mvurwi residents cried foul after the quartet was granted bail.
“The court did not take time in granting the suspects bail. is it because that Muchinguri’s son in law is involved? we are not happy with the bail ruling,” lamented one farmer who was conned.
It is alleged the suspects duped over 20 farmers an amount of RTGS$500 000.