Suspects linked to bank robberies charged

Hassan Kombo Ngala and Said Sharrif Ahmed before Mombasa Court (PHOTO: KARANI)
MOMBASA, KENYA: Two suspects believed to have been waylaying people  after withdrawing money from banks in Mombasa have been charged in court with violent robbery.

Hassan Kombo Ngala and Said Shariff Ahmed  suspected to have robbed a businessman of Sh 1.9 million welding were charged before Mombasa Senior Resident Magistrate Martin Rabera.

The suspects who were represented by lawyer Adama Hamza  however denied the charges that on June 25  this year at  Barclays Bank in Mombasa  along Nkrumah Road  armed  with AK 47 rifle  violently robbed  Abdulrashed Ali Hussein of Sh 1,950,000.

The suspects are said to have been spotted this week on Monday by police on patrol.

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Court released them on bond of Sh 500,000 with a similar surety after the prosecution failed to oppose the bond.

“The suspects can be released on a bond of Sh 500,000 with a similar surety,” said the magistrate.

Hamza told the court that his clients had right to be released  on bond and pleaded with the magistrate to give them a reasonable bail as they will  attend the trial.

The magistrate ordered the prosecution to supply the defence with witness statements and come for pre-trial on July 10 this year.

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