Tendai Gukutikwa Weekender Correspondent
A FLO Petroleum fuel company supervisor who allegedly converted 6 000 litres of diesel worth US$8 000 to his own use has been arraigned before the Mutare Magistrates’ court facing theft charges.
Presiding over the matter was Magistrate Perseverance Makala as Mr Fletcher Karombe prosecuted.
Farai Nyansanya (35) was being charged with theft as defined in Section 113 (2) (d) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23. He was not asked to plead to the theft charges and was remanded to November 20. Bail was set at $100. As part of his bail conditions, Nyansanya was ordered not to interfere with State witnesses and report once every fortnight on Fridays at CID Mutare department.
Allegations were that on September 6, Nyansanya commenced duty with a tank opening stock of 26 956 litres of diesel. During the day, a total of 6 018 litres of diesel was dispatched to Yeovil Service Station from the tank. However, when he compiled the day’s forecourt summary at the end of the day, Nyansanya is alleged to have inflated the figure of diesel he had dispatched from Tank 1 to 12 021 litres. He then converted 6003litres of diesel to his personal use. The stolen diesel was worth $8 280 and nothing was recovered.
“The accused person used his position as Delivery Supervisor for Flo Petroleum Mutare and inflated the forecourt summary, a document that shows fuel received and dispatched to 6 003 litres,” said Mr Karombe.