2 Policemen Arrested After Robbing Businessmen Of Sh5 Million And A Kilo Of Gold Valued At Sh7 Million In Mlolongo – Eagle News Feed
Two police officers are in custody following a robbery incident involving three businessmen in the Mlolongo area, Athi River, Machakos County.
The officers based at Kilimani and Muthangari police stations in Nairobi had confronted businessmen Tom Antony Vasath, Saravanakumar Raju, and Selvaraj Felix Meshac and robbed them of more than Sh5 million (US$42,400) and a kilo of gold valued at Sh7 million on February 22, 2023, police said.
After the incident, the victims reported the matter to the Mlolongo police station prompting an investigation.
The officers while armed with guns confronted the victims along Katani Road in Syokimau and drove them to the Kilimani police station for an undisclosed offense.
Constables Raphael Mwenze of Kilimani police station and Alex Loiboko Galgorone of Muthangari station however did not book the victims at the station as anticipated in law.
This exposed them.
It has emerged the officers dumped the victims at the station’s parking yard and vanished.
And after an investigation, the two constables were Friday arrested and placed in custody.
Police had earlier raided a house in Syokimau where they recovered an assortment of paraphernalia that the officers and other suspects at large had used to lure and steal from the businessmen.
They had been lured there on the pretext their gold would be doubled.
The officers recovered a money printing machine with several fake US dollars, two liquid cylinder containers one named nitric acid, and the other dealer used for printing the said currency, six metal boxes each containing wrapped stones purported to be gold, and other assorted office equipment.
Three men who were present at the bungalow escaped, police said.
Police said the officers are expected to be charged with robbery with violence.
Police have in the past been accused of being involved in crime.