Chaos as bogus soldier pounces on lovebirds in bush, rapes girl and robs her boyfriend of US$120


A 19-YEAR-OLD girl was rap_ed by an unidentified man in a bushy area in Hatfield.

The suspect introduced himself to the lovebirds as a soldier based at Cranborne Barracks.

This forced authorities to take all soldiers, who were on duty that day, for an identification parade.

None was positively identified.

The girl’s lover, Owen Bopoto, (34) of Greystone Park, lost US$120 to the assailant.

He was forced to leave the girl being s_3xually abused.

Harare provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Luckmore Chakanza, confirmed the case saying the victim was taken to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals for medical examination.

“Police are investigating a case whereby a girl, who was in the company of her lover, was rap_ed by an unidentified man in a bushy area,” said Insp Chakanza.

“Circumstances were that on November 13, at around noon, the complainant was walking along Airport Road going to Coca-Cola (factory along Seke Road), in the company of her boyfriend.

“Opposite 1 Commando Barracks, the complainant and her boyfriend decided to use a foot path.

“While in the bushy area, the complainant and her boyfriend sat down and relaxed.”

He added:

“The unknown person then approached the complainant and her boyfriend.

“He was reported to have introduced himself as an officer from military intelligence and that they were under arrest for entering a prohibited area.

“The accused person went on to demand cash to release the complainant and her boyfriend.

“The complainant’s boyfriend gave the accused money and they were released on condition that they went in different ways,” said Insp Chakanza.

The assailant then followed the complainant and rap_ed her.

The complainant later phoned her boyfriend and they met at Coca-Cola and she told him what happened and they made a report at 1 Commando Barracks.

— HMetro

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