Police in Nairobi have arrested a most-wanted robbery with violence suspect.
George Ngugi alias Choku had alongside an accomplice accosted a couple with a knife on Monday evening near KAG Church, Huruma, and made away with their mobile phones.
“The knife-wielding thug had accosted Mohammed Adan and his wife Sameha Muhammad as they headed home around the KAG Church, snatching their mobile phones before taking off on a bike. In an incident that literary shook the shacks lined up near the Kariobangi-Huruma flyover,” said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
The OCS Huruma Police Station chanced upon the robbery and rushed to the rescue of the victims leading to a dramatic chase whereupon the two suspects hit a culvert and fell off their escape motorcycle.
“One of the thugs managed to escape by diving into a storm water culvert,” says the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
The arrested Choku, DCI says, had been arrested in 2011 for preparation to commit a felony, and was released on cash bail. “In 2012 he was arrested again for the same offense and being in possession of narcotics.”
The sleuths say they are investigating how the suspect left the cells a week ago “and is now back to his old ways of terrorising innocent members of the public.”
He is being held at Huruma Police Station’s awaiting arraignment.