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Suspect in Aircraft Fraud betrays Allies

Suspect in Aircraft Fraud betrays Allies

Businessman James Patrick Landon is accused of breaching an agreement with longtime friend and ally Ronald Masimba Nyandoro by accusing him of selling his Toyota Landcruiser, which he gave him about a year ago in exchange for various debts owing to Landon.

Nyandoro was charged in court Wednesday on the accusation of theft of trust property.

On September 21, Harare magistrate Meenal Narutam released Nyandoro on his own recognisance for trial.

Landon made news earlier this year in a fraud case when he fooled Adam Wood using a similar method.

Nyandoro and Landon had known each other since they were children, growing up in the beautiful suburbs of Borrowdale.

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Allegations against Nyandoro on this case are that on an unknown date but in the month of November 2022 Nyandoro approached Landon asking for a motor vehicle to use temporarily since his vehicle had broken down. It is alleged that Landon gave his Toyota Land Cruiser to the Nyandoro on the terms that he will temporarily use the vehicle and return it upon demand.

On the April 27 2023, Landon asked Nyandoro to return his vehicle but he failed to do so.

The court heard that Landon further asked for his vehicle for several times from the accused but he again failed to do so.

On the June 6 2023 Landon met Nyandoro at Borrowdale Brooke Club.

It is the State’s case that Nyandoro then told Landon that that he had found some Australian buyers who were interested in buying the vehicle for US$23000-00. The court head that Landon then authorised Nyandoro to sell the vehicle on his behalf to the said potential buyers.

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On the June 22 2023 Nyandoro told the complainant that they were to meet at Borrowdale Broke stating that the Australian potential buyers wanted to see him urgently before buying the vehicle.

Complainant went to Borrowdale Brooke Club but Nyandoro and the Australian potential buyers never showed up. It is the State’s case that the complainant lost faith in Nyandoro’s promises which prompted him to demand his vehicle back.

Nyondoro allegedly started claiming that complainant owed him an unspecified sum of money and as such he would not give him back his vehicle.

On July 20 2023 complainant discovered that his motor vehicle was being offered for sale on a Face book platform by Kirk Woest of house number 49 Pringle road Mandara, Harare.

He made effort to recover his motor vehicle from Kirk Woest but to no avail.

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On the August 17 2023 complainant reported the matter to the police.

The police, acting on information received, managed to recover complainant’s motor vehicle from Kirk Woest: Police investigations revealed that the accused person sold the aforesaid motor vehicle for US$16000-00 to Woest on July 18 2023.

Total value stolen is US$35000-00 and all was recovered.

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