African Man Faked His Own Death In UK In Order To Claim £150,000 Payout


A Zimbabwe man faked his own death in UK in order to claim £150,000 payout. The accused has since then been sentenced to 18 months behind jail. Clever Busumani who is 53 years of age was working for TfL when he returned to his native Zimbabwe in June 2011.

In the situation where he was there his wife, Cynthia Chirairo, phoned up his employers to tell them he was unwell. She then called them again to say he had died.


His wife gave a fake death certificate to TfL so as to claim a service payment of around £150,000, yet her claim was unsuccessful and rejected.

Police received the idea from insurance investigators that Busumani was still alive and an arrest warrant was issued. The man was finally arrested at Heathrow Airport in 2015.

The couple pleaded guilty to fraud charges on May 27, 2015, yet Busumani travelled out of the country again before the end of his sentencing hearing in July of that year.

Clever Busumani, of Tottenham, was sentenced to 16 months in his absence, while his wife Chirairo was given a 12 month sentence as we gather

He was back in UK this month and was arrested in Slough on friday.

Defence counsel Michael Conning said: ‘He says he instigated his own arrest by telling his friends of his whereabouts who then informed the police.’

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