Prophet Trust Chiriko was wanted in connection with a case of rape. The prophet had inserted his fingers into private parts of a woman at his shrine.
Manicaland police spokesman, Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa, said one of the officers, Constable Mhara, got into the pond and surprised the suspect, who quickly got out and took to his heels, again, on the other side of the pool.
“Another chase occurred for about 2 km along the river bank. Due to exhaustion the prophet later gathered some stones which he used to attack Cst Mhara who was giving chase.
“He tried to stone the police officer but to no avail till he was subsequently arrested and taken to Dangamvura Police Station,” said Insp Kakohwa.
On Tuesday morning the prophet walked past a road block that was being manned by constables Mhara, Munhungei and Matsvazuva near the Manicaland Provincial Heroes Acre and one of the cops positively identified him as a wanted suspect.
“We told him to stop but he refused and started running. We abandoned the block and chased the suspect till we apprehended him. At Sakubva River he jumped into a pool with raw sewage.
I told him to come out but he refused saying he did not want to be arrested. There was nothing I could do and so I got into the sewage but the suspect quickly got out and fled. I gave chase and later arrested him,” said Cst Mhara.