Fraud Accused Businessman Muringi Further Remanded

By Judith Nyuke

Thirty- two year-old Last Kings Holdings director Shingai Levison Muringi who was taken to court by Energy Park on allegations of swindling them out of US$ 120,000 worth of petrol last month was further remanded in custody to May 10 for his bail application by Harare regional magistrate Marehwanazvo Gofa.

Muringi of Mabelreign, Harare first appeared before magistrate Lazini Ncube over the weekend on two counts of fraud and money laundering.

The State represented by Vimbiso Rundare alleges that on April 20, Muringi unlawfully misrepresented to the complainant that he wanted to purchase 120 000 litres of bulky fuel amounting to USD$125 000 and promised to make payment instantly upon delivery.

It is alleged that complainant delivered 120 000 litres of fuel to Muringi.

The State further alleges that Muringi failed to pay the amount despite receiving the fuel but instead he sold the fuel and purchased a Toyota Fortuner.

The court heard that on April 27, Muringi sent two fake proof of payments valued at USD$125
000 purporting that he transferred US$70 200 from an NMB Account.

Complainant later checked the authenticity of the proof of payments and found that they were fake.

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