Drama at roadblock, unlicensed bogus police officer arrested after producing a fake identity card


AN Epworth man was over the weekend dragged to court after he allegedly impersonated a police officer by producing a fake identity card at a roadblock.

Itai Godknows Rukara, was not asked to plead when he appeared before Harare magistrate Barbra Mateko.

The complainant is Grace Jokonya, who is a police officer stationed at Robert Mugabe International airport.

Rukara was also charged for driving without a driver’s licence.

Allegations are that on January 25, at around 2pm, Rukara was stopped by Jokonya, who was on patrol with Philani Khuumani and Gibson Gombe, along Chiremba Road.

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The court heard that when Jokonya asked to see Rukara’s drivers licence, he stated that he had left it at home.

He also claimed he was a police officer stationed at Harare Central Police.

Rukara then allegedly produced a fake police identity card, bearing the name Detective Sergeant Rukara, force number 068749K and NR 22-138522-Y-20.

Jokonya alerted Constable Khuumani, who interviewed Rukara, who admitted the police identity card was fake and that he didn’t have a licence.

Tapiwa Zvidzai appeared for the State.

– HMetro

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