You can run but you can’t hide, police constable who allegedly stole a car from a police yard a year ago has been arrested by the flying squad officers.
Constable Elias Shikuku is suspected to have stolen a car that was detained at a police unit in Pokot South changed the number plates and sold it.
According to the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the incident happened in 2017.
“Flying Squad Detectives yesterday evening arrested Police Constable Elias Shikuku, @DCI_Kenya officer attached to Pokot South.The officer is suspected to have stolen a Toyota Land Cruiser that was detained at the Unit’s Yard in 2017, changed the number plates & sold it,” the DCI said in a tweet.
#ARRESTED|Flying Squad Detectives yesterday evening arrested Police Constable Elias Shikuku, @DCI_Kenya officer attached to Pokot South.The officer is suspected to have stolen a Toyota Land Cruiser that was detained at the Unit’s Yard in 2017, changed the number plates & sold it. pic.twitter.com/7NZ8u1EXRb
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) November 30, 2018
Detectives launched a search mission after the car was reported missing and found it in Mombasa.
“Detectives launched investigations after it was found missing and recovered it in Mombasa bearing a different number plate. The suspect who is a former member of the Flying Squad Unit is currently in lawful custody awaiting arraignment in court”DCI Tweeted.
Mr Shikuku, a former flying squad officer, is currently in police custody awaiting.
It is that our security officers have turned to be criminals?Few months ago, two police officers were among nine suspects arrested in connection with a robbery with violence at a private residence in Olenguruone, Nakuru County.
In a report, police named the officers as Arthur Murithi, attached to Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Molo, and Felix Kipkurui Korir of Kamara divisional headquarters.
They are accused of collaborating with seven civilians in robbing the home of Mr Eliud Langat last Friday.
The civilians are named as Mr Patrick Kimani Ndungu, Mr Cosmus Kipkurui Koech, Mr John Muthama Gathecha and Mr Douglas Kiplangat Kirui.
Others are Mr Samuel Gagiri Nderitu, Mr Benard Kipkorir Cheruyiot and Mr Geoffrey Cheruyiot Terer.
The suspects were arrested by officers drawn from the Flying Squad and Directorate of Criminal Investigations.