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CID arrests vehicle fraud scheme suspect Patrick Mutenha – ZimEye

CID arrests vehicle fraud scheme suspect Patrick Mutenha

By a correspondent| The Criminal Investigation Department’s Vehicle Theft Squad (VTS) and serious crimes unit arrested Patrick Mutenha, also known as Chimpa, for his alleged involvement in fraud, extortion and unauthorized sale of clients’ vehicles.

Mutenha had been evading arrest since last Friday following allegations of three cases of fraud, extortion and vehicle theft against him.

However, the expert CID VTS team successfully tackled him this morning in Arundel Village, where he was reportedly in the process of defrauding another customer.

According to authorities, Mutenha’s modus operandi involved deceiving unsuspecting customers and subsequently selling their vehicles without their consent.

Furthermore, he allegedly resorted to threats, invoking the names of prominent people, including members of the First Family such as Emmerson Jnr Mnangagwa, Sean & Collins and notable figure Scott Sakupwanya.

The arrest marks a major milestone in the investigation into Mutenha’s illicit activities, which have reportedly caused financial and emotional distress to numerous victims. By taking advantage of his clients’ trust and resorting to intimidation tactics, Mutenha has allegedly exploited vulnerable people for personal gain.

In this regard, a CID VTS spokesperson highlighted the seriousness of the charges against Mutenha and reaffirmed the department’s commitment to ensuring justice for the victims.

They urged members of the public who may have been victims of similar schemes to come forward and assist with ongoing investigations.

Meanwhile, Mutenha is currently in police custody pending further legal proceedings.

Authorities are urging people who may have had dealings with Mutenha or who have relevant information about the case to come forward and cooperate with authorities.