Mombasa Court detains five suspects captured on CCTV robbing woman at gunpoint
SEE ALSO :Senators say CCTV cameras 'useless'On Monday, police requested for 14 days to detain the five suspects at Changamwe police station and subject them to a psychiatrist test at Coast General Hospital before any charges can be preferred against them. The investigation officer Fatuma Rajab said that the suspects had shot dead one of their victims, injured another and had stolen accessories from their victims. Rajab said that her investigations seeks to reveal if the suspects were responsible for the shooting dead of Jones Obino at his mobile money shop on Saturday in Jomvu where sh. 200, 000 was stolen. She said that Naiya and Matonyi are boda-boda operators who are being used by the armed operators to facilitate the robberies. While in Court, Naiya admitted to have been among the robbers captured on the scene of the crime and tried to absolve his co-suspects.
SEE ALSO :CCTV cameras to be mandatory in new law“We urge the court to review the CCTV footage properly and set us free because we were not involved in any of the alleged incidents,” said Munyoki. Rajab said the suspects are linked to a wave of robbery incidences targeting M-PESA shops across Mombasa town. “People have been killed, injured and lost property including money following the wave of robberies that the suspects are linked to. So I want more time to conduct an investigation and parade of the four robbery incidents where we have victims are recuperating in the hospital,” said Rajab. She said that she wants more time to subject the phones recovered from the suspects for a forensic lab to exploit them and retrieve call data that will assist in arresting more suspects still at large. The case is scheduled for April 11, 2019.
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