Female police officer charged with robbery in Mombasa court

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On Tue, 5 Jul, 2022 14:02 | < 1 min read
A police officer has been arraigned in court for robbery.
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A female police officer arrested for attempted robbery has been arraigned in court.

A Mombasa court heard that the officer identified as Hellen Wanjiku, together with her accomplices identified as Fredrick Gateri and Harrison Biko, earmarked Mama Ngina drive as the area where they would rob residents of vehicles and other valuables.

It is said that they frequently visited the area as they waited for their victims to leave their vehicles.

In his sworn affidavit tabled before Mombasa principal magistrate Vincent Adet, Frederick Muchiri, the investigating officer, told the court that the trio attempted to break into a car parked at Mama Ngina. However, they fled the scene after they realized the owner was still inside.

"On June 30, the same suspects went to mama Ngina to rob unsuspecting Kenyans. They were, however, intercepted following intelligence report on their activities," Muchiri added.

Muchiri sought to have the suspects detained for five days to allow the police to complete investigations.

Adet granted Muchiri's request and ordered the suspects to be detained at the Port police station for four days.

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