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Moi airport robbery suspect remanded for 5 days

26 February 2014, 10:18 Ken Wekesa

Mombasa - A woman was Tuesday charged in a Mombasa law court for stealing 1.6 million.

Susan Nduta appeared before Magistrate Viola Yator and denied that on December 7, 2013 at Moi International Airport in Changamwe sub-county within Mombasa county, jointly with others not before court stole 20 000 US dollars which is an equivalent of KES 1.6 million, property of Devani Paraaj.

The accused faced a second count of stealing from Devani a phone, six SIM cards, 9 ATM cards, 2 driving licenses and one pocket atlas all valued at KES 10,000.

She was also charged with alternative charge of handling stolen property and denied that on diverse dates between December 7, 2013 and February 18, 2014 within the republic of Kenya, otherwise in the course of stealing, dishonestly retained a mobile phone having known it to be stolen.

In a written affidavit, investigating officer Danatoes Cheboi, an officer attached to the criminal investigations department at the airport, asked the court to detain the accused at the Moi International Airport police station for five days to allow him more time to complete the ongoing investigation.

"It will be in the interest of justice the accused be held in the custody of police for a period of five days to ensure that the on going investigations are not interfered with," said Cheboi.

The magistrate ordered the accused to be remanded at the Moi International Airport police for five days.

The case will be mentioned on March 3.

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