BY NIZBERT MOYO
AN Inyathi man is in trouble for stealing 18 chickens from his employer before trying to conceal the theft by lying that some of the birds died and others were eaten by dogs.
Wellington Mujee (36) from plot 1 Fairfields, Inyathi, appeared before Bulawayo magistrate, Nomasiko Ndlovu on Friday last week facing theft charges.
The value of the stolen chicken is $1 440 and the value recovered is $1 280.
Mujee was supposed to pay $100 bail, but failed to do so and was remanded in custody to today.
The court heard that between September and November this year, Mujee, who was employed by Barnabas Chimoto at 355, Gore Bridge, Killarney Road, Bulawayo, took advantage of his employer’s absence and stole 18 chickens.
He allegedly sold them to Insango villagers in Matabeleland South province before lying to Chimoto that some died and the others fell prey to dogs and other predators.
Investigations by police led to the recovery of 16 chickens, which had been sold to villagers, leading to Mujee’s arrest.