Six G4S employees have been detained for seven days to allow police to complete investigation over alleged disappearance of 72 million.
Milimani Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku allowed the officers to detain Musa Rajab, Abraham Mwangi Njoroge, Ascar Kemunto , Wilfred Nyambane, Nathan Njiiru and Danmark Magembe at Lang’ata Police station pending investigations.
Constable Joseph Ngeno attached to DCI Langata police told the court that on September 5, 2019 G4S personnel who were assigned ATM restocking duties , left their Headquarters off Witu road with cash on transit Van containing 72 million.
The said money was destined to ATM restocking within Nairobi and they were accompanied with three administration police officers designated to escort the said cash .
“At about 6.05 a.m the said officers turned to be robbers and they turned against the six taking all money in Transit and bundled the six into Nairobi West Standard chartered (K) limited ATM room and left with cash”, said Ngeno.
The gun robbers left with the money and and the robbery was reported at Nairobi West Police post.
Police told the court they need to further scrutiny of the CCTV footage from standard Chartered Bank (K) Headquarters since there is high likelihood that the six will interfere with investigations and evidence.
The officer further said other accomplices are still at large and they are yet to receive call data from all the suspects mobile phones to ascertain the relationships between the six and other key accessories in this heinous crime of robbery.
The police had sought for 10 days but the magistrate ruled on 7 days saying 10 days was too long.
The case will be mentioned on15th September,2019 for a report on progress of investigations.