POLICE in Bulawayo have widened their net into the judiciary service in an effort to weed out possible suspects that could have worked in cahoots with a lawyer and senior prisons official to fraudulently release a serving prisoner.
FIVE witnesses have been advised by a Bulawayo magistrate to attend the trial of a city lawyer Tungamirai Nyengera and his co-accused, an officer in charge at Khami Maximum prison, Absolom, which is commencing on January 21.
A SENIOR prison officer based at the Khami Maximum Prison and a lawyer were yesterday locked up in the remand prison after being denied bail following accusations they had allegedly connived to produce a fraudulent warrant of liberation for a serving convict at Khami Maximum Prison in Bulawayo.
A KHAMI MAXIMUM PRISON inmate serving a 24-year jail term was last Thursday brought to court charged with three counts of attempting to kill three police officers investigating a robbery in which five people were robbed in Plumtree sometime in August 2002.
A MAN serving jail term for murder at Khami Maximum Prison on Monday stunned the court by confessing that the person he killed was now haunting him in prison.
THE Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) in Gwanda has sought the transfer of two robbers awaiting trial for murder as it fears they would escape.