May 17, 2022

Four police officers arrested for robbing a stranger

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Police have arrested four rogue colleagues following Robbery with Violence.
The officers attached to DCI Langata were arrested by the Serious Crimes detectives from the DCI headquarters.
A statement from the police said that the rogue officers abducted a man at NextGen Mall on February 6, 2022, at around noon and forcefully demanded money from him.
“The man who had requested a taxi by the roadside along Mombasa Road was accosted by the officers before being forcefully bundled in a waiting Subaru that had five occupants.

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Whilst in the vehicle, the in-charge Corporal Tom Otieno forcefully transferred Sh40,000 from the victim’s Mpesa account to his Mpesa account,” the police said.
They proceeded to the victim’s apartment where they took a further USD2,400, from him, before dumping him at Choma Zone located at Total petrol station along Mombasa Road, after a 2-hour ordeal.
The following day, the victim went to Akira police station to make his report, only to find the vehicle he had been bundled into parked at the station. He immediately rushed to our headquarters where he reported his discovery at the Serious Crimes Unit.
“Investigations were launched immediately and the serious crimes detectives established that the vehicle indeed belonged to DCI Langata,” the police said.
All the four officers who were involved in the criminal act have since been arrested and identified positively by the victim, in an identification parade conducted this evening at the DCI headquarters.
“The suspects are currently guests of the state, facing Robbery with Violence charges, contrary to Section 296 (2) of the Penal Code,” the police said.

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“The Directorate of Criminal Investigations condemns the unfortunate behaviour of the four suspects in the strongest possible terms.”
“Their actions are isolated indiscipline cases that do not represent our moral values and what we stand for.
“We are an investigative body that is responsive to the security needs and requirements of every Kenyan and such acts do not in any way define who we are.”

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