Court gives police 24 hours to charge Punjani’s wife, others


Court gives police 24 hours to charge Punjani’s wife, others

Police in Mombasa have until Thursday 4pm to open charges against five individuals arrested at the home of wanted Mombasa tycoon Ali Punjani.

The five including Ali Punjani’s wife who appeared before Shanzu Resident Magistrate David Odhiambo on Tuesday but did not take plea as there were no charges prepared by the police.

The Prosecution had however requested for seven days to conclude investigations.

Two of the arrested persons, foreigners from Nepal and India, are employees at the palatial home who are said to have given false information when police raided the house on Monday evening.

The three were arrested are in custody over drug trafficking allegations.

According to Mombasa Police Commander Johnstone Ipara, the raid at Punjani’s palatial home was in search for drugs.

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