Police Officer losses bid to revoke bail in Levison Muringi US$85K fraud case

Harare Magistrate Ruth Moyo has dismissed an application by the State to revoke bail in the matter of businessman Levison Shingi Muringi.

Muringi is facing allegations of defrauding another business owner of US$85 000 in a disputed transaction.

In dismissing the application, the magistrate noted that Detective Cornelias Evans Dangare’s testimony that Muringi was not reporting is false.

In the ruling, the Magistrate said that the issue of interfering with state witnesses, “the State failed beyond all reasonable grounds to prove that the accused interfered as there was no evidence to backup those claims.”

The defense counsel tendered an accurate reporting schedule from Avondale Police which was verified by the Clerk of Court.

In his affidavit, Constable Dangare who is the Investigating Officer in this matter applied to the court to have Muringi’s warrant of liberation revoked citing that the accused was also interfering with state witnesses.