How robbery suspect was nabbed while claiming motorbike at Embakassi Police station
A robbery suspect was dramatically arrested at Embakasi police station where he turned up to enquire about a motorcycle he abandoned at the scene of the crime after allegedly robbing two people.
He has since been charged with violent robbery contrary to section 296 (2) of the penal code.
Benson Kioko Nzusyo, 22, is facing two counts of robbery with violence which he is accused of committing at Kabansora area within Embakasi on April 11, 2023, jointly with his yet-to-be-arrested accomplices while armed with knives.
In the first count, he is accused of robbing Mr Kelvin Okombo of his mobile phone worth Sh23, 000 assorted clothes and Sh3,500.
In the second count, he is accused of robbing Eric Kiverenge of a mobile phone valued at Sh13, 000.
The two were walking along the road when Mr Nzusyo, who was riding a motorcycle stopped a few metres ahead of them.
The accused person and his pillion passengers pretended to be seeking directions to the Kenya Defence Forces’ Embakasi Garrison before they drew knives and ordered the two complainants to surrender everything they had.
The suspected thugs robbed Mr Okombo of the bag that contained clothes before ransacking his pockets where they stole the phone and cash while assaulting them.
They then turned to Mr Kiverenge and robbed him of his phone before speeding off.
The two complainants boarded a friend’s motorbike and followed the suspects.
They caught up with them not far from the scene and raised an alarm attracting members of the public and police officers on patrol.
The thugs fled leaving behind the motorcycle they were using and police towed it to Embakasi police station where Mr Okombo and Mr Kiverenge reported the incident.
The next day, Mr Nzusyo went to the station to demand his motorbike and he was arrested. The two complainants were immediately summoned to the station where they ascertained that he was the rider carrying his accomplices who robbed them.
Mr Nzusyo denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Monica Kivuti of Makadara Law Courts.
He was released on a bond of Sh300, 000. The case will be mentioned on May 18 before hearing starts on October 12 this year.