POLICE hunts the detective Obidiah Tarumbwa of the Chicken Inn FC after a magistrate yesterday issued a warrant for his arrest for hostage.
Tarumbwa was convicted in court for a hearing on his long-running $ 6,000 overdue maintenance case, but instead replaced 81 minutes in Chicken Inn's 3-2 victory over Highlanders in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League game in Barbourfields Stage.
The veteran striker has reportedly neglected his two minor children with ex-wife Patience Tarumbwa.
Tarumbwa was in court in the morning, but disappeared later and only showed up in the afternoon at Barbourfields Stadium.
Bulawayo magistrate Rachel Mukanga heard that Tarumbwa had a backlog of more than $ 6,000.
The striker is in and out of court for not paying maintenance. In 2016, he was sentenced to five months' imprisonment, which was completely suspended on condition that he cleared up his arrears.
In February this year, Tarumbwa contributed only $ 200 to his arrears.
The court heard that he was by handcuffs because he had an arrest warrant.
"I do not understand how the police released him before he appeared in court, but he was put on an arrest warrant," said Patience Tarumbwa.
In his previous appearance, Tarumbwa told the court that he could not pay the monthly amount of $ 316 he had to pay because he had no contract with Chicken Inn.
Tarumbwa once asked for a downward variation, saying that he maintained a child he had with another woman, but that was not allowed. – state media