Governor Obado PA Oyamo to remain in police custody until Monday


Governor Obado PA Oyamo to remain in police custody until Monday

In Summary

  • This came after police in Homa Bay secured a court order allowing them to detain Oyamo to help them conduct further investigations.
  • Oyamo was arrested in connection with the abduction of Nation journalist Barack Oduor and Sharon Beryne Otieno in Rongo town on Monday night.
  • In an affidavit sworn by Hassan Siyad, a police officer attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Department, Oyamo was accused of murdering or causing the murder of Sharon.

Migori County Governor Okoth Obado’s personal assistant Michael Juma Oyamo will remain in police custody until Monday next week.

This came after police in Homa Bay secured a court order allowing them to detain Oyamo to help them conduct further investigations.

Oyamo was arrested in connection with the abduction of Nation journalist Barack Oduor and Sharon Beryne Otieno in Rongo town on Monday night.

However, Sharon who was pursuing diploma in Medical Records and Information at Rongo University was found dead near River Owade in Rachuonyo South on Tuesday evening.

In an affidavit sworn by Hassan Siyad, a police officer attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Department, Oyamo was accused of murdering or causing the murder of Sharon.

The investigator said the matter was too complex hence they could not complete the investigations within 24 hours after his arrest on Tuesday at Uriri in Migori County.

He was presenting the application to abide by the law which requires that a suspect should not be detained in police cells beyond 24 hours.

He therefore appealed to the court to allow them detain Oyamo for 14 days pending investigations.

Homa Bay Deputy Registrar Lester Simiyu granted police more time to continue detaining Oyamo for investigations and gave them until Monday next week to return him to court.

Oyamo is represented in the case by two lawyers Mr Abisayi and Ms Ashioya.

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