court.jpgProminent farmer, Cecil Mderede and his wife Michelle have been arraigned before the courts on allegations of defrauding their former business partner, Helen Matiashe of US$450 000.

The State represented by Mr. Obby Mabahwana alleges that in 2006 Mderede and his wife Michelle misrepresented to Metropolitan bank that they own immovable properties in Emerald Hill and another one in Avondale.

However, the properties are allegedly jointly-owned by Matiashe and Mderede who were once lovers.

Mderede is alleged to have connived with his wife Michelle and misrepresented to Metropolitan bank that they were the owners of the properties and took a loan for their Sankuru Estate Private Limited following the alleged fraud.