Notorious Sudanese kidnapper arrested in Nairobi
06 January 2016, 17:13
Nairobi - A notorious Sudanese kidnapper who posed as a Police officer to help him hold members of the public hostage has been arrested in Nairobi.
The man is accused by Police of leading a 3 team gang which posed as officers of the international police force Interpol.
Their fake documents indicated that they are members of the renowned force which they used to lure foreigners.
" Their target was mainly foreigners," Kilimani Police boss Peter Katam told News24.
" The three suspects will be
arraigned in court on Thursday, and I urge Kenyans and foreigners who may
have fallen victim to them to report the cases," he added.
The accused and his gang members have allegedly been using a house along Lenana Rd to house their victims.
" They have been asking for ransom and used to
torture victims while threatening to kill them as they recorded them on
video," Katam added.
The arrest comes after the kidnap a prominent
businessman from Sudan whom was held hostage for 17 days in the apartment on Lenana Road.
The businessman was released after handing over the ransom.
The arrest comes a day after three kidnappers were shot dead in Ruaraka Nairobi after accosting a woman who had arrived in the city from Mumias town.
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