Four cops attached to DCI Langata, have been arrested by serious crimes detectives on charges of robbery with violence.
In a statement, the four were nabbed after they abducted a man at NextGen Mall on February 6, 2022, at around noon and forcefully demanded money from him.
"The man who had requested for a taxi by the roadside along Mombasa Road was accosted by the officers before being forcefully bundled in a waiting Subaru, that had five occupants."
"Whilst in the vehicle, the in-charge Corporal Tom Otieno, forcefully transferred Ksh40,000 from the victim’s Mpesa account to his Mpesa account," part of the DCI statement read.
According to DCI, the four then proceeded to the victim's apartment and took off with USD2,400 (Ksh272,760) before dumping him at a choma zone along Mombasa Road, after a 2-hour ordeal.
The victim positively identified the vehicle when he went to report the matter to Akila police station the day after the ordeal.
"The following day, the victim went to Akira police station to make his report, only to find the vehicle he had been bundled into parked at the station. He immediately rushed to our headquarters where he reported his discovery at the Serious Crimes unit," DCI report further read.
Further investigations established that the vehicle indeed belonged to DCI Langata.
The suspects will be facing robbery with violence charges, contrary to Section 296 (2) of the Penal Code.