Four Officers accused of attempting to rob businessman Sh2 million released due to lack of evidence

Nicholas Murira, Stanley Gitonga, Eliud Kipkurui and Daniel Wambua Mthini at the Milimani Law Courts on Friday, January 13, 2023. [Collins Kweyu, Standard]

Four police officers who had been arraigned in court for attempting to rob a businessman of Sh2 million have been released unconditionally due to a lack of evidence.

While making the application to withdraw the case, the investigating officer Joseph Omeru told the Milimani Chief Magistrate Bernard Ochoi, that they found no evidence to link the four officers to the crime and that Police Headquarters would open an inquiry into their conduct.

Daniel Wambua Mthini, Eliud Kipkurui Bor, Stanley Gitonga and Nicholas Murira were arraigned in court on Tuesday for attempting to rob Hassan Abdi Omar Sh2 million and had been held for three days to allow investigators to conclude investigations.

According to the investigators, Omar together with Mohammed Hassan had withdrawn the money from ABSA Bank branch along Mama Ngina street and were walking along Standard Street when they were intercepted by the officers.

The four introduced themselves saying that they were after Omar for a crime he had committed. An attempt to arrest him, saw Hassan raise an alarm which caught the attention of Administration Officers and guards.

A businessman from a nearby forex bureau took the money as they took Omar with them into their car and drove away.

Police later intercepted the vehicle that had taken Omar in Muthaiga, and in their defence the four officers said that they were taking him to DCI headquarters along Kiambu road.

Ochoi also ordered the investigators to return the phones of the officers that had been confiscated.