harare-magistrates-court.jpgThe case of three men who are facing charges of defrauding Dr Veveck Solanki of the Trauma Centre has continued with a Harare Magistrate dismissing the defence’s application for refusal of further remand and bail variation.

The three, Paul Stevenson, Mavis Mushonga and Jeremy Sanford are facing charges of defrauding Dr Viveck Solanki of his Trauma Centre after allegedly forging signatures.

Magistrate, Mr Kudakwashe Jarabhini dismissed the application on the grounds that there are no changed circumstances saying there is a reasonable suspicion that the trio together with others who are still on the run committed the offence.

The defence represented by Ms Beatrice Mtetwa had submitted that her clients wanted to use their passports during the festive season adding that there is no reasonable suspicion that the accused committed the offence.

However, the state represented by Mr. Edmore Nyazamba maintained that the trio has a case to answer adding that passports are part of their bail conditions.  Mr Nyazamba said the accused forged documents in respect of the ownership of Trauma centre.

It is the state’s case that the three accused together with others who are still on the run acquired fraudulent documents to the effect that they are the owners of Trauma Centre which is said to be owned by Dr Viveck Solanki.