Suspects in Sh46m bank heist demand CCTV footage that captured robbery
Six suspects accused of stealing Sh 46 million from Commercial Bank of Africa in Nakuru want to be furnished with CCTV camera footage showing the incident.
The suspects who appeared before court on Wednesday through their lawyer Mr Frank Wachira demanded to be supplied with the footage alongside other crucial documents including photographs.
Mr Daniel Kimani, Mr Alex Waiyaki, Mr Patrick Ng’ang’a, Mr George Wainaina, Mr George Waweru, Ms Elizabeth Waithera and Mr Samuel Gitaru alongside others not before court have denied charges of stealing the Sh46,858,232 million on diverse dates between December 14 and January 7 at CBA Nakuru branch.
They are also facing other charges of conspiring with other people not before court to defraud the bank on or before December 8, 2015.
Mr Mwangi told Chief Magistrate Geoffrey Oduor that it is a matter of justice to make sure that the security manager of the bank supplies the footage to the accused persons.
The prosecution unsuccessfully opposed the request by the suspect which was granted by the court.
Chief Magistrate Oduor ordered the security manager of the CBA bank to supply the security footage to the defense.
The six were arrested on April 21 by police officers from Nakuru Central police station after the bank reported a theft in their system.
The police after investigations found the accused persons had deposited small amounts in their personal bank accounts to avoid detection.
The suspects are out on a Sh200, 000 cash bail. The case will be mentioned on October 10.