• Fri. Oct 30th, 2020

They Are Supposed To Help, Not To Attack

Three police officers attached to the Recce Squad were on Tuesday charged with violently robbing a businessman of sh.150,000.

The three, Gideon Leyioyio, Kelvin Omerikwa and Shallan Ouma denied the charges before Kibera senior resident magistrate Charles Mwaniki. They are accused of robbing George Olang, using force and threats along the Eastern by-pass in Embakasi, Nairobi county.

The police allege the officers had been approached by the businessman, who sought their help to trace a man who had defrauded a third party of sh.823,000. They traced the man and on arresting him, they sent his photo but they were told he was not the “wanted man”.

Before they were charged, they told the court through their lawyer that the complainant who was present wanted to withdraw the case. However, court prosecutor Kimande James objected and told the court that he needed a clarification from the Director of Public Prosecutions Office.

They were released on a bail of sh200,000 each with a surety of the same amount. The case will be mentioned on October 14.

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