Nairobi Central cop arrested for abducting motorist in Athi River

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Flying Squad detectives are in hot pursuit of two policemen suspected of abducting a motorist in Athi River on Saturday.

Corporal Kennedy Ojwang and constable Moses Njagi reportedly abducted Philemon Okelo at a petrol station on Mombasa Road.

A police brief on the incident says the two, who were with two other civilians, demanded Sh300,000 from their hostage’s wife.

Their accomplices, a constable Kelvin Ndosi of Central Police station and a civilian Michael Ochieng, were arrested.

Ndosi was found with the police radio after Okelo reported the abduction to Mama Lucy Kibaki AP camp.

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He told the police that the four forced him in his car (KBP 464Z) and drove him around and abandoned him at a petrol station along the Ruiru Bypass.

The cops and two civilians – Richard Ondiek and a fourth man identified only as Ben, escaped arrest.

They had been cornered in Ruiru by three undercover AP officers – Kyule Kimanzi, Idris Noor and Mercy Arora.

Okelo’s car was towed to Ruiru police station and the pocket phone kept as an exhibit.

Ndosi and Njagi have a pending case in which they were charged with robbery with violence on September 26.

They were charged alongside policeman Mohamed Onjala with robbing a businessman of cash and property worth Sh5,463,000 at an apartment in Kilimani, Nairobi.

They are accused of robbing Abdoulaye Bathly of $8000 (Sh83,000) and three watches valued at $15,000 (Sh150,000) each, two mobile phones and credit cards on September 16.

The prosecution said they were armed with a pistol during the robbery.

They denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi and were released on Sh500,000 bond each with an alternative cash bail of Sh200,000.

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