Traffic police officer remanded for stealing goods-on-transit at gunpoint
28 July 2015, 13:32
Nakuru - A Nakuru court ruled that a traffic police officer linked to a goods-on-transit theft syndicate remain in police custody until Tuesday when he is expected to apply for bond.
Chief magistrate Joel Ng’eno directed that the accused, Peter Gachie be remanded at Bondeni police station after Prosecution, led by Inspector Sirorei Rop, requested for more time to conclude investigations into the incident.
Previously, defense lawyer David Mongeri applied to have his client released on bail pending correction of the charges as they were similar to those of a couple, Eliud Waititu and Elizabeth Wambui, also linked to the incident.
The couple is out on a KES 300 000 bond with sureties of similar amounts, with their case slated for hearing on September 9.
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Gachie, a police constable has denied three counts of capital robbery charges.
Gachie reportedly used his position to wave down the trailer transporting computers, mobile phones and assorted garments all valued at KES 69 million, when its three occupants were forced to alight and board a saloon that was waiting.
He is also charged of stealing the items belonging to Titus Kiplagat at gunpoint on July 15, and later participated in the frisking of Kiplagat’s two employees who were with him during the incident.
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