Man in court for robbing traffic police iPhone 5 using pliers
24 September 2015, 18:53
Nairobi - A man was Thursday arraigned before a Nakuru court for allegedly assaulting a police officer and stealing his iPhone.
Simon Kuria with others not before court was accused of allegedly robbing police Constable John Manyara and stealing his smartphone, an iPhone 5.
The court heard that Kuria also stole his police riot button, cap and destroyed his uniform, all valued at KES 33 500 on August 19, 2015 with Nakuru.
The police officer had arrested him together with others for over-speeding but after the constable boarded their vehicle to escort them to the Ngata police post, they drove past the station.
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They allegedly used a screwdriver and pliers to rob the unarmed officer, threatening him using the said weapons before abandoning him.
The court heard that there were three men and a woman in the car but it was the driver who was tracked by the police and arrested.
Appearing before Senior Principe Magistrate Liz Gicheha, Kuria pleaded not guilty and was released on kES 50 000 cash bail.
The case will be heard on October 6.
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