Five suspects have been held for ten days as investigations are conducted in connection with the theft of Sh94.9 million from Quickmart Supermarket.
Police requested 21 days, but Zainab Abdul, the main magistrate in Milimani, only gave them 10.
She added that because a large amount of money was stolen, the prosecution’s request to detain the five was justified.
The accused are being held at the Capitol Hill Police Station under remand.
Inspector Michael Kimilu stated in an affidavit that he is looking into the crime of conspiring to commit a felony in violation of section 393 of the penal code.
Kimilu stated that a report was filed to the vide Akila police station under OB No. 22/06/11/2023 by complainant George Jaramba on behalf of Wells Fargo Limited.
After an investigation, it was determined that Quickmart’s Sh94 million in cash was stolen by Wells Fargo personnel who were on their way to a nearby bank.
Kimilu claimed that shortly after the cash-in-transit truck left the Fargo home in South C at roughly 07:14 hours, the suspects collaborated with unknown individuals to perpetrate the crime.
The court was also informed that after processing the scene and searching the car, it was discovered that the shipment of cash—which had been hidden in three blue metallic boxes—was missing.
He added that the driver, Antony Ndiuki, and the commander of the Wells Fargo staff, Daniel Mugetha, had vanished and had switched off their cell phones.
He continued by saying that on November 10, 2023, the investigation team conducted both day and night search operations, which resulted in the arrest of the vehicle’s owner.