Suspected thugs arrested at JKIA denied bail
23 September 2014, 20:59
Mombasa - Detectives investigating the robbery of over KES 18
million involving four men nabbed at the Jomo Kenyatta international airport
have opposed their release on bail.
In a sworn affidavit, the detectives said the accused
Charles Mulwa, Patrick shiundu, Joseph Mbugua and Raphael Rotich are wanted
criminals suspected to have been involved in a series of bank robberies in
CPL Moses Muriithi told magistrate Victoria Kachuodho that
they need seven days to complete their investigations into the case since seven
complaints in Nairobi and Mombasa have yet to be addressed.
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“We need 7 days to contact some of the complaints who are in
Nairobi and also request that the accused be remanded at port police” said
Earlier police in Mombasa had paraded suspects at the
central police station in an effort aimed to assist the witness to positively
identify the suspects.
The four suspects who include administration police officers
were arrested by the flying squad officers at the Jomo Kenyatta international
airport where KES 400,000 was recovered.
The four are said to have alighted from Mombasa where
they are said to have been posing as police officers and kidnapping bank customers
before stealing from them.
The deputy county commissioner of Mombasa Robert Kitur said
the arrest was a big breakthrough in fighting crime in Mombasa because they
believe the four have been terrorizing Mombasa resident.
Magistrate Kachuodho directed that the four be remanded at
pobbcrt police to enable [police conclude their investigations.
The case will be mentioned on September 26 2014.
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