FAKE RAPE ALLEGATIONS : WOMAN EXPOSED BY CCTV FOOTAGE
A Woman from Cowdray Park suburb in Bulawayo has appeared in court for allegedly making a false rape report to the police after she was not paid for sx.
Rejoice Nyoni (34) was observed through CCTV footage walking with the man she had accused of ra_pe into the back of a shop contrary to her claim that the man dragged her there.
Nyoni pleaded guilty to a charge of obstructing the course of justice before Bulawayo magistrate Ms Sharon Rosemani.She was remanded in custody to today.Nyoni said she made the false ra_pe report after the man failed to pay her $50 as they had agreed.
Prosecuting, Mr Mclean Ndlovu said the two had consensual sx on November 2 this year.
“Around 8PM, Nyoni went to Bulawayo Central Police Station where she made a report that she had been ra_ped by an unknown man behind Solatek shop at corner Second Avenue and Jason Moyo Street,” he said.
Mr Ndlovu said: “Nyoni stated that she had been grabbed by her shirt, forcibly pulled into a sanitary lane where the man allegedly ra_Lped her.
“Investigations revealed that the scene of the alleged crime was under CCTV monitoring and the investigative officer managed to have access to the video footage.”
“The two were observed in the footage walking together without Nyoni being dragged as she had alleged,” he said.
Mr Ndlovu said the two were further seen having quality time together indicating there was no coercion.
“Nyoni was questioned and she revealed that she had made up the story after her alleged attacker refused to pay for her services,” he said.