SSU detectives arrested three of their counterparts in Matuu, Machakos County following a robbery with violence incident at Baraka Gas Company.
“Three SSU detectives who turned rogue and were connected to the Robbery with Violence incident that occurred at Baraka Gas Company in Matuu-Machakos County on the night of 31st July, 2020 were yesterday arrested.” Said DCI.
The three William Mutua, Henry Maitai, and Jonathan Sankale are reported to have sneaked into the facility after tracking the company’s car.
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Once inside they confiscated mobile phones of all employees as the business owner called in to speak to the manager.
“Having been tipped of the said company illegally and unprocedurally refilling cylinders from various gas companies behind locked doors after curfew hours, the team of three constables; William Mutua, Henry Maitai & Jonathan Sankale organized and executed a raid on the facility.
Intercepting the company’s surveillance car (a Toyota Probox) where on board was the manager, the officers gained entry to the facility where they confiscated mobile phones of all workers moments before the business owner called the manager seeking to talk to the officers.” Said DCI
A total of Ksh 370,000 sent to one Mpesa till number and two different Safaricom lines was recovered before they were disarmed and taken into police custody.
“A total of Kshs. 370,000 was transferred to an Mpesa till number , an agent number and two Safaricom lines in various locations, all which were traced back to the suspects. The three were disarmed and placed in police custody. Further investigations ongoing.” Said DCI