The last witness in the trial of nine suspected notorious armed robbers, who include Musa Taj Abdul, on charges of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition told the court that he came to know of his alleged accomplices when he was arrested.
Carrington Marasha is being jointly charged with Musa Taj Abdul, Liberty Mupamhanga, Prince Makodza, Godfrey Mupamhanga, Charles Lundu, Rudolf Kamhanga, Innocent Jairos and Tapiwa Mangoma.
The State alleges that Marasha bolted out of a Beitbridge house where his other accomplices were arrested and disappeared.
During cross examination with his lawyer Marasha told the court that he had never been in Beitbridge in his entire life.
He said at the time his alleged accomplices were arrested he was not feeling well and was receiving treatment at a clinic in Bindura.
The State however produced a document from the undisclosed clinic which allegedly proves that they never treated Marasha.