Embattled former Police Commissioner General, Augustine Chihuri has been sucked into an alleged vehicle auction sale scandal.

The now exiled ex-police boss is reportedly having aided former officer-in-charge Vusumuzi Ncube to award himself two luxury vehicles through a ‘staged’ car auction.

This was revealed in opposing papers filed by Assistant Commissioner Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Chrispen Charumbira, Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga and Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe after being sued by the former senior police officer, Ncube.

Ncube filed an application at the High Court seeking an order for the seizure of the said vehicles by the police, which are now being held as exhibits, to be declared unlawful.

In their responses, Charumbira and Matanga claimed Ncube used his influence as officer in charge of Transport and in connivance with former police boss Chihuri to allocate himself the cars.

They claimed that Ncube was responsible for maintenance of records of all recovered vehicles subject to disposal, receipt of all purchased, donated and forfeited vehicles.

“Using his privileged position and in connivance with Chihuri and Robert Tendero Masukusa simply allocated himself the State vehicles which he converted to his own use without paying any value for the two vehicles,” read Charumbira’s affidavit which was later withdrawn with costs.

“Applicant never attended any auction viewing as the vehicles were at his workplace.