MWENEZI - Fakina Chigwiko, a commercial sex worker based at Ngundu business centre, was hired by a motorist who later robbed her at gunpoint, the Mwenezi Magistrates' Court heard last week.
Appearing before Mwenezi magistrate Honest Musiiwa was Isaac Chakana (36) of Danga village under Chief Nyajena in Masvingo.
Chakana was not asked to plead for contravening section 126 of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act Chapter 9:23 "robbery" but was remanded in custody pending trial.
The court heard that on January 5 this year, while at Ngundu business centre, Chakana approached and hired Fakina Chigwiko who is a sex worker. With consensus, the two went to where Chakana had parked his motor vehicle.
Chakana, who was accompanied by an accomplice who was still at large by the time of going to the press, produced a pistol and pointed it to Chigwiko and demanded cash.
The two allegedly forced Chigwiko into their car and drove away for about six kilometres. They fired two shots and took away Chigwiko's US$17 and a cell phone.
After robbing the complainant, they drove away leaving the complaint behind.
A police report was made and Chakana was arrested after a week when he was passing through Ngundu again. Willard Chasi prosecuted.local