Cops in court for assault

A Harare man has pressed criminal charges against four members of the police force who brutally assaulted him, detained him for two days without formerly charging him and later releasing him with a broken leg.

Robson Pumero who was assaulted by seemingly drunk officers dragged them to the High Court in 2018 and an order for $17 172.18 to be paid as compensation for damages, shock, pain and suffering has yet again dragged them to court to answer to criminal charges of assault.

The overzealous officers, George Pukayi, Officer Gwasunda, Officer Matenga and Officer Bhunu of CID Marlborough are appearing before Harare magistrate Tracy Muzondwa to answer to the charges of assault.

The quartet is reported to have detained Pumero in September 2017 alleging that he had played a role in the robberies committed by his former neighbour.

The officers who were drinking assaulted Pumero with beer and soft drink bottles on his hands, shoulders, ankles and knees.

They then transported him to the police station where they continued assaulting him using a batons with a metal handle until he could not walk.

Pumero was then released after two days from the police cells with no charges levelled against him.