Crime and Courts

Top manager steal blankets at Mutare shop

In a shocking incident, Waverley Blankets (Pvt) Ltd’s Mutare branch has suffered a significant theft, with losses totaling approximately USD 74,351 in cash and goods.

 The complainant, whose name has been withheld for privacy reasons, reported the crime leading to the swift arrest of the shop manager, Abdul Rawoof Dawood.

According to the complainant, after being caught, Dawood provided a full written confession to the theft that happened during his employment from 24th August 2021 until his resignation on 19th July 2022.

To begin addressing the substantial loss, Dawood, through his family, made a reinstitution deposit payment of US$ 33,000 to Waverley Blankets.

The complainant also mentioned that following a visit from Dawood’s mother, which stirred feelings of compassion, a decision was made to release Dawood from Police custody.

 This decision was underpinned by a written guarantee from Ali Bhadella, who promised to settle the remaining balance within a 14-day period.

Despite the agreement, the outstanding balance has not been paid by Dawood or Bhadella, prompting the complainant to pursue the case further.

On 13 March 2024, the state closed its case against Dawood. However, the legal proceedings are far from over. The defense lawyer for Dawood is intending to apply for a discharge.

As the local community reels from the news of this breach of trust and the high-profile nature of the crime, the question of whether justice will be served remains unanswered.

The legal system is now tasked with unwinding the complexities of this case and determining the path forward.

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