How two police officers staged Sh11million robbery in broad daylight
Two police officers are being held in custody at Mlolongo Police Station for robbery with violence. The two, one attached to Kilimani Police Station and the other attached to Muthangari Police Station, were arrested on Friday evening.
The two officers are reported to have robbed three businessmen of Sh5 million, which was in US dollars and a kilo of gold that is valued at Sh6 million, on February 22, 2023. The robbery took place in Mlolongo Area, Machakos County.
The officers are reported to have arrested the businessmen in Syokimau Area and took them to Kilimani Police Station. As they were heading to the station, the businessmen questioned why the officers had arrested them but they did not give an explanation.
At Kilimani Police Station, the officers did not book the businessmen as is required by law, but instead asked them to alight at the station’s yard before vanishing. It is then that the businessmen decided to head back to Mlolongo and make a complaint about their arrest.
The police officers were subsequently arrested and positively identified by the businessmen. The two officers are expected to be arraigned in court and charged with robbery with violence since they brandished their guns as they made the arrests.
Nairobi County police boss Adamson Bungei promised to have action taken against the two officers.
“This is an isolated case and the matter is being dealt with in accordance to the law,” said Mr Bungei.
Cases of police officers engaging in crime have been reported in past in different parts of the country.
On January 10, four police officers were arrested after they were linked to a botched robbery that could have seen a businessman lose Sh2 million in Nairobi County.
The officers were intercepted in Muthaiga area as they drove off with the businessman but without the money that they are believed to have been targeting. Two of the officers were armed with pistols at the time of their arrest.
According to police, a businessman who runs a foreign exchange bureau had withdrawn the money from Absa, Mama Ngina Street branch and was walking with the same to his bureau.
While about 20 meters away from the entrance of the bureau along Standard Street, the businessman, who was with an employee, was confronted by four men who introduced themselves as police officers. The officers then bundled the two into their vehicle and sped off
Two of the officers are all serving interdiction.