Notorious armed robber Taj Abdul and gang convicted

By Peter Chivhima
NINE notorious armed robbers have been convicted for illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition.
Nine armed robbers led by Musa Taj Abdul responsible for committing a spate of robberies around the country and found in possession of guns and ammunition have been convicted.
The nine include Musa Taj Abdul, Liberty Mupamhanga, Prince Makodza, Godfrey Mupamhanga, Charles Lundu, Rudolph Kanhanga, Innocent Jairos, Tapiwa Mangoma and Carrington Marasha were convicted after a full trial led by Harare Magistrate Mrs Babra Mateko.
In her ruling, Mrs Mateko noted that evidence from the investigation officer and the forensic report proved Taj Abdul and his gang committed the offence.
During their trial, the gang denied having links to the crime claiming they were arrested while conducting business in Dulivhadzimu in Beitbridge.
However, the Magistrate ruled that the gang failed to provide concrete evidence that they were in a business meeting but instead tried to evade law enforcement agencies.
The court also ruled that Musa and his gang failed to provide a fire arm licence after being found in possession of a pistol and ammunition.
The terror gang was arrested on the 24th of August last year at House Number 1184 Dulivhadzimu in Beitbridge by detectives from CID Drugs and Narcotics.
The gang will be sentenced this Wednesday.
In a related matter, Alouis Nyamadzawo who has been on the police’s most wanted list for committing several crimes of armed robbery after being released on bail pending appeal in 2019, has been arrested.
Nyamadzawo was arrested at his home in Dzivarasekwa, in Harare this Monday.

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