Three detectives from the Special Service Unit (SSU) of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) were yesterday (Monday) arrested in connection to a robbery with violence incident in Machakos county.
The three detectives allegedly raided and robbed a gas filling company in Matuu, Machakos County while armed.
William Mutua, Henry Maitai and Jonathan Sankale are said to have been tipped off about Baraka Gas Company and they raided the facility on July 31, 2020 after intercepting the company’s surveillance car, a Toyota Probox, which was being driven by the company manager.
The officers then gained entry into the premises which was illegally refilling gas cylinder behind closed doors after curfew. They confiscated mobile phones of all workers moments before the business owner called the manager seeking to talk to the officers.
It is alleged that Sh370,000 was transferred to the rogue officers through an M-Pesa till number, an agent number and two Safaricom lines in various locations, all which were traced back to the suspects.
After their arrest, the three suspects were disarmed and are presently in police custody as investigations into their conduct continue. Their arrests cone only hours after another officer was arrested for conning three M-pesa agents sh124,000 in Thika town.