Duo arrested for lying to police

2016-02-18 06:00

Harare police have once again sent a strong message to those who falsely report crimes following the arrest of two women who lied about being robbed last week.

The two were arrested after their false statements under oath and were ultimately arrested by police on Tuesday.

According to police, the two alleged that they were robbed by two unknown suspects in Block 19, Mandela park on Monday at 05:00.

“While waiting at the bus stop, they claimed that they were robbed of their handbags, which contained their ID’s, bankcards and cellphones.

Initial investigation by police had revealed that the two were actually not robbed but did not feel like going to work.

The cellphones they claimed that were robbed were found still in their possession,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant Siyabulela Vukubi.

He said police had no other choice but to arrest and charge them for perjury.

“They were released on police bail and expected to appear in Khayelitsha Magistrate Court on charges of perjury. People should refrain from reporting false cases to the police as that constitutes a crime,” said Vukubi.

This is not the first case of such an arrest; as much as four people were reported to have been arrested for lying to the police.

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