18th May 2024

A top Zimbabwean police officer and a chief public prosecutor have been arrested over bribery allegations in a $1m (£798,000) land sale scandal, a state-owned newspaper reports.

Obeylaw Moyo, an assistant commissioner in the commercial crimes unit, and an unnamed prosecutor were arrested on Wednesday and are expected to appear in court “soon”, the Herald newspaper reports.

There is no comment reported from either man.

The anti-corruption commission spokesman is quoted as confirming the arrests.

The scandal involves the illegal sale of land at a suburb in the capital, Harare, owned by the local authority.

Source: BBC

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