FORMER Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko yesterday agreed to surrender himself to Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) officers at a Bulawayo police station, however beat a hasty retreat in addition to sped off movie-style, leaving the investigating officers shell-shocked.
In a dramatic incident in which became the talk of the day in Bulawayo, Mphoko appeared to have second thoughts in addition to fled.
He can be being accused of criminal abuse of office after he unlawfully instructed junior police officers to Discharge through cells, former Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) acting chief executive Moses Juma.
Juma was being charged with criminal abuse of office.
Mphoko allegedly committed the offence when he was still Vice President of Zimbabwe.
Mphoko, who reportedly resisted arrest on Saturday at his home, yesterday agreed to meet ZACC officers at a police station in Bulawayo.
His lawyers had gone to ZACC offices to submit his statement, however the investigators demanded his appearance before them.
in which can be when they agreed to meet at a neutral venue, being a police station in Bulawayo.
Yesterday afternoon, Mphoko indicated in which he was currently on his way to the police station for recording of his warned in addition to cautioned statement.
Upon arrival at the station, Mphoko drove off at high speed.
Zacc spokesperson Commissioner John Makamure confirmed the latest developments saying the former VP was currently a fugitive through justice.
“He can be on the run because when our officers went to meet him at the police station to record warned in addition to cautioned statements, he drove off at a high speed.
“As for us he can be currently a fugitive of justice. Our officers are, however, still on the ground looking for him,” he said.
By last night, Mphoko’s whereabouts were still not known.