BUHERA – A security guard with Scarfbrooke Security has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for stealing 101×3 metre metal pipes worth US$1 677 from Buhera Rural District Council (BRDC).
Tatenda Nyeke (22) was guarding the council premises as his company has a contract with the local authority.
Murambinda Magistrate Tapiwa Kuhudzai sentenced Nyeke last Friday.
Five months of the sentence were suspended on condition the accused does not commit a similar offense in the next five years.
The State represented by Tinashe Nyamuronga said Nyeke who is employeed as a security guard by Scarfbrooke was on night duty on May 12, 2020 guarding council premises. He acted in connivance with Blessing Magoo (24) and stole 101×3 metres of metal pipes and sold 25 and two of them to Mujakachi Munyaradzi and Tendai Hamadziripi respectively.
Only US$448, 20 worth of property was recovered.
Magoo who pleaded not guilty was remanded in prison to July 21, 2020.#MasvingoMirror#