A Zimbabwe National Army officer, Arnold Nyoni (29), allegedly robbed a pedestrian of US$90 earlier this month.

Nyoni appeared at the Plumtree Magistrates Court on Wednesday facing robbery charges.

Plumtree magistrate, Joshua Nembaware, granted Nyoni ZWL$50 000 bail and remanded the matter to tomorrow for trial continuation.

Prosecuting, Arnold Mudekunye said that on 04 August 2023, at around 4 AM, Nyoni accosted Alphonse Nkomo (35) who was walking along a footpath.

Nkomo tried to resist but was overpowered and robbed of his wallet containing US$90.

When Nkomo sought to find out the identity of his attacker, he was told that the robber was a soldier at the 1.3 infantry battalion, Plumtree.

He then went to the army base where he identified the suspect.

Nkomo filed a police report, leading to Nyoni’s arrest.