Nairobi police officer arrested after allegedly abducting man in Athi River


Nairobi police officer arrested after allegedly abducting man in Athi River
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In Summary

  • Kevin Ndosi is reported to have been part of a five-man gang that carjacked Mr. Philemon Ochieng Okelo on Saturday at around 5pm at Delt petrol station in Athi River.
  • The suspects are said to have forced Mr. Okelo into his car and driven him around Kayole as they made a demand of Ksh.300,000 from his wife.
  • Mr. Okelo's wife reported the incident at Mama Lucy Administration Police camp, prompting police to trail the suspects who included two other police officers and two civilians.

A police officer based at Central Police Station, Nairobi was Sunday arrested after allegedly abducting a man in Athi River and demanding Ksh.300,000 ransom.

Kevin Ndosi is reported to have been part of a five-man gang that carjacked Mr. Philemon Ochieng Okelo on Saturday at around 5pm at Delt petrol station in Athi River.

The suspects are said to have forced Mr. Okelo into his car and driven him around Kayole as they made a demand of Ksh.300,000 from his wife.

Mr. Okelo’s wife reported the incident at Mama Lucy Administration Police camp, prompting police to trail the suspects who included two other police officers and two civilians.

The alleged abductors, who were moving around in a police vehicle were ambushed along the Ruiru Bypass road where they abandoned Mr. Okello.

 

“The motor vehicle reg KBU 634U Subaru from police command Nairobi area escaped with corporal Kennedy Ojwang and police constable Moses Njogu who also escaped with the ignition key to the victim’s [car]. Two civilians namely Richard Ondiek and Ben also escaped in the same vehicle,” said police in a statement.

Mr. Okelo’s vehicle was towed to Ruiru Police Station as further investigations continue.

The arrested officer is said to have a pending robbery case being handled by the Flying Squad police unit.

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