Hafsa Mohamed kidnapping: DCI arrests main suspects who were hiding inside Kinangop lodging

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 27 Jun, 2021 10:10 | < 1 min read
Jackson Njogu, 24 and Hafsa Abdi, 21

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested two main suspects behind the kidnapping and torture of Hafsa Mohamed Lukman, the Kamukunji based businesswoman who was kidnapped on June 15.

"At the crack of dawn this morning (June 27), undercover teams from the revered Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau, backed up by their Special Service Unit counterparts, picked Jackson Njogu, 24 and Hafsa Abdi, 21, as they slept at Crystal view lodge in the chilly Kinangop area.

"The two lovers who masterminded the kidnapping of Hafsa from her shop, managed to siphon a total of Sh650,000 from the victim’s bank accounts while she was in captivity. They then escaped to Kinangop and purchased a bar, which they were operating," DCI said in a statement.

Hafsa was found by detectives last Sunday, at a dingy room in Matopeni area in Kayole, where she had been forced to stay inside an empty water tank.

The two kidnappers had demanded a ransom of Ksh5 million in order to set Hafsa free.

However, when the ransom was not delivered, they opted to flee from detectives who were closing in on them.

"This morning was not their lucky day though. They were smoked out of room number 8 at Crystal view lodge, where they had imagined that our hawk-eyed detectives would never find them.

"DCI detectives shall spare no efforts in ensuring that every kidnapper who takes hostage innocent victims leaving their families in anguish, is arrested and made to account for their actions," DCI said.