The primary suspect in the Mbudzi Interchange fraud case, Levy Idana, has voluntarily surrendered himself to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) following allegations of defrauding the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development of US$200,000.
Accompanied by his legal counsel Arshiel Mugiya from Mugiya Law Chambers, Idana turned himself in to ZACC officials.
The charges against Idana come from a claim for compensation concerning a property affected by the construction of a multi-level interchange at Mbudzi roundabout.
Idana allegedly worked with the Deputy Director of the Road Services Division in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development, Ernest Shenje who has already been arrested and appeared before the court.
According to the investigation, Idana and Shenje fabricated a fraudulent agreement of sale, misrepresenting to the ministry that Idana was the rightful owner of Subdivision A of Subdivision B of Delft of Hopely, which was registered under the name of John Maloney.
This false document was then used to support the compensation claim, falsely asserting that Idana had purchased the property from Maloney leading to Idana receiving a payment of US$ 200,000.
Idana’s appearance in court is scheduled for today, February 6. He will face charges of fraud related to the Mbudzi Interchange case.