A POLICEMAN stationed at ZRP Budiriro was yesterday hauled to court by his former wife on allegations of forcing himself on her in the bush.
Godfrey Muandiri, 33, appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa charged with rape.
The accused is have invited the complainant under the guise of giving her money for the upkeep of their child. Allegations facing Godfrey are that on December 11 this year at 4pm he went to the complainant’s place of residence and asked her to accompany him to Budiriro so that he could give her money for the upkeep of their child.
It is alleged that his wife agreed and they went together to Budiriro police station where she waited for him while he got inside.
The complainant is said to have waited for an hour while the accused was doing his work. Godfrey is alleged to have come out in the company of his younger brother and his girlfriend before they went to Budiriro
They passed through a barber shop where the accused had a haircut and told his younger brother that he was going to collect his money in Budiriro 2. The state alleges that Godfrey and his wife used a foot path that passes through Budiriro recreational park. It is alleged that while in the park he asked for sex from his wife but she declined, but it did not go well with Godfrey.
Godfrey is said to have grabbed the complainant and pressed her onto a rock and raped her once. It is alleged that she was rescued by two police officers who heard a child’s cries and rushed to the place. She only narrated the story to her sister who advised her to report the matter to the police leading to his arrest Audrey Chogumaira represented the state.