A Mombasa court has ordered the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to carry out investigations into claims of Ksh2800 which was allegedly stolen from two suspects at Mombasa Central Police Station.
Mombasa principal magistrate Vincent Adet ordered thorough investigations into allegations following claims by two suspects namely Camey Mzami and Harun Omar who were held at the police station while waiting to be produced in court.
"I, hereby, issue orders to the investigative agencies drawn from the Urban Police Station to launch investigations and establish the circumstances under which the money went missing from the suspects and thereafter table a report before this court in the next 14 days," Adet said.
The duo informed the court that the money, which they had surrendered upon their arrest, was never handed back to them upon their arraignment in court.
"Following our arrest, we surrendered our phones upon being booked at the station.
"However, we only got our mobile phones and the money had gone missing we tried to enquire but no one informed us on who had taken our money.
"We want the officer in charge central police station to be complied to produce whoever took our money," Omar said.
Suspects unable to identify police officers
The duo further told the court that they were unable to identify the names of the officers who robbed them.
The duo was arrested in connection with preparing to commit a felony on March 3, 2022, in Marikiti area in Mombasa.
They were found armed with dangerous weapons which include four pepper sprays, one pen knife, and one multipurpose plier in circumstances that indicated that they were armed to commit a felony.
The matter will be mentioned on May 23, 2022.