Fishmonger learns lying to the police could bring trouble

2015-11-12 06:00

When you lie to police you are inviting trouble!

This is what a 27 year-old fish seller from Harare learn last week.

According to the police the man walked into Harare SAPS to open a case of “robbbery” whe he was caught.

Police spokesman Captain Frederick Van Wyk said the now accused said in his statement a man knocked at his house in the middle of the night.

“He responded to the knock and was confronted by an African male with a firearm to open the door. When he opened the door another two males joined the armed individual. They allegedly demanded money, cell phones and a flat screen TV. The complainant alleged to have given them R7 000.00 in cash, a flat screen TV and a cell phone,” sai Van Wyk.

Detectives interviewed the man and he was extremely nervous during the session and was not in a position to answer certain questions pertaining to the matter.

“The police found his actions suspicious and warned the complaint that it is a crime to open false cases and the complainant requested to provide an alternative statement,” he said.

The complaint declared that he was in financial distress and did not have the money to repay his employer who he was selling fish for.

A criminal case of statutory perjury was opened, and the man was arrested and detained at Harare police station and will appear at the Khayelitsha Magistrates Court on Friday,

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