Man arrested for impersonation

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A 35-YEAR-OLD man was arrested last week in Bulawayo after swindling money from an alleged sex worker masquerading as a police officer.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the arrest on Saturday and identified the suspect as William Robert Mpofu.

“The accused was arrested in Nketa 9 for impersonating a police officer and we understand he approached a sex worker with his accomplice, only identified as Madzibaba. They then told her that they are officers of the law,” Ncube said.

Ncube said the two demanded a bribe from the lady of the night.

“They took her to their car and drove to the N1 Hotel where they demanded a bribe of US$25. A report was later made to the police leading to Mpofu’s arrest,” he said.

Ncube urged the public to report possible scammers.


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