A police officer has been slapped with a five year jail sentence after he was found in possession of 5 pieces of diamonds without a licence.

31 year old Fibian Munyuki, was convicted of contravening the Precious Stones Act for the unlawful possession of diamonds by Mutare magistrate Tendai Mahwe.

Facts leading to his conviction are that on the 2th of December last year, police received information that Munyuki who was on his way from Chiadzwa to Mutare was in possession of diamonds.

Munyuki was arrested after police intercepted his vehicle and found 5 pieces of diamonds in his pocket after conducting a search.

He also failed to produce a licence authorising him to be in possession of the precious minerals.