Rogo’s widow detained for 7 more days pending investigations
16 September 2016, 20:42
Mombasa - Mombasa court on Friday granted the anti- terror unit to detain Slain Muslim cleric widow Hanniah Said Saggar Rogo for seven more days to allow the officers complete their investigations.
Mombasa resident magistrate Emmanuel Mutunga said that Police had not yet completed their investigations since they took Hanniah’s Mobile phone to the cyber crime laboratory where they are stll conducting their analysis of the contacts made by Hanniah.
Police on Thursday when Hanniah first appeared before Mombasa law court, they said that Hanniah was earlier in communication with a slain terror suspect Tasnim Yakub Abdullahi Farah who was gunned down together with Fatma Omar and another unidentified woman after the trio attacked Mombasa Central police station last Sunday.
Police also told the court that Hanniah’s mobile phone number was used to transact cash between Hanniah and the late Tasnim and Police are still carrying out their analysis so that they can arrest more suspects in the network.
However, Hanniah’s lawyer Yusuf Aboubakar insisted that the ruling was meant to victimize the suspect since she has the right to be freed on bond.
While appearing in the same court yesterday, Hanniah’s son Dhulkifli Rogo snatched a KSH. 200 thousand shillings worthy camera from Reuters reporter Joseph Okanga who was photographing his mother and Dhulkifli could not take it anymore.
However, the boy who was sobbing was later released by Police after Rogo’s family agreed to replace the camera.
Police are currently detaining four suspects; Hanniah Said Saggar Rogo, Naema Mohammed Ahmed, Said Ali Hajj and Shukri Ali Hajj suspected to be the close contacts of the slain Tasnim Yakub Abdullahi Farah, Fatma Omar and another unidentified woman who attacked central police station in Mombasa last Sunday. A police officer was also stabbed and injured during the incident.
Security operation in the whole of Mombasa County is still ongoing.
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