A BOGUS Bulawayo council employee appeared in court yesterday on fraud allegations after he allegedly swindled a resident of $260 on false promises that he could facilitate the cancellation of his $1 700 water bill.
BY SILAS NKALA
The accused, Erick Dzedenga Ncube, was not asked to plead to the fraud charge, when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate, Tinashe Tashaya.
He was remanded in custody to October 9 for trial.
The court was told that on April 28 this year, complainant, Londani Moyo (45) met Ncube in the city centre and the latter claimed to be a council employee and had the capacity to cancel his ballooning water bill.
Moyo allegedly paid a $270 bribe to Ncube to facilitate the deal.
The complainant later realised that he had been duped and reported the matter to the police, leading to Ncube’s arrest.