From Football To Frauduster: Ex-Warriors Manager Rafik Adams nabbed for $70k Graft
Former Zimbabwe National Football Team (Warriors) manager, Rafik Adams, is slated to make a courtroom appearance to answer to allegations of fraud involving a sum of US$70,650, which he failed to remit for services provided by a local businessman.
According to information gleaned from a police report obtained by State of the Nation News, Adams stands accused of breaching his contractual agreement with businessman Benson Muneri. The agreement stipulated that Adams would compensate Muneri for renovating his warehouse.
The contract, entered into on November 10, 2021, between Muneri, the Director of AHP Shop Fitters Private Limited, and Adams, representing A. Adams and Company, detailed the renovation of Adams’ warehouse situated at the intersection of Coventry and New Castle Road in Workington, Harare. The total renovation cost was settled at US$465,146.95, with an agreement for payment to be made in installments.
However, from April 2021 to February 2022, Adams allegedly requested Muneri to issue acknowledgment receipts for the due installments before he would release the corresponding funds. Despite these promises, Adams failed to fulfill his financial obligations. The outstanding balance of US$70,645 remained unpaid.
When Muneri approached Adams at his office to collect the outstanding balance, Adams reportedly resorted to making false assurances and eventually became evasive. As a result, the total financial loss incurred by Muneri stands at US$75,645, with no portion of it recovered.
Adams now faces charges of fraud, as defined under section 136 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23. His court appearance is scheduled for later this month, specifically on September 21.