A Mkoba woman allegedly stole money after she was given a lift and hid it in her private parts.
Amanda Makusha of 1611 Village 12 stole $40 comprising of four $10 notes from Rachel Nyanyiwa of 563 Mkoba 13.
A source close to the investigations said Makusha was given a lift by Nyanyiwa from town to Mkoba when she stole the money.
“Makusha was given a lift by Nyanyiwa from town to Mkoba. On their way, Nyanyiwa was stopped by the police and they asked to see her fire extinguisher.
“She was forced to get out of the car and show police the fire extinguisher which was in the boot,” said the source.
The two proceeded with their journey and on the way, Nyanyiwa detoured to the service station for a fuel top-up.
“On the way Nyanyiwa decided to by fuel at a service. She asked Makusha to give her a bag which was next to her as it contained the money she wanted to use. When she got the bag, she found the zip open, and the money was nowhere to be found.
“She asked Makusha if she had taken the money and she professed ignorance,” added the source.
Nyanyiwa then drove to Mtapa police station together with Makusha and reported the matter, stating that Makusha was the key suspect.
“Nyanyiwa did not believe Makusha and she drove straight to the police station and reported the matter.
“Makusha was questioned by the police and she denied stealing the money. She was also searched by female officers and nothing was recovered. The police then referred Nyanyiwa for an extensive search by a doctor,” said the source.
Makusha was reportedly stripped, but still no money was found.Left with nowhere to check, the doctor decided to check her ‘private pocket’ and three rolled $10 notes were recovered.
Makusha was then arrested.
Contacted for comment Midlands police spokesperson Joel Goko confirmed the incident.
“I can confirm that we are investigating a case where a woman stole money after she was given a lift and hid it in her privates,” said Goko.