Suspect behind NIS officer’s killing to remain in custody

January 8, 2016 4:52 pm
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The suspect is accused of targeting security forces after detectives linked him to the killing of a senior intelligence officer in July last year/FILE
The suspect is accused of targeting security forces after detectives linked him to the killing of a senior intelligence officer in July last year/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 8 – Police have 15 days to continue holding terror suspect Ikrima Shosi who was arrested in Mombasa earlier on Friday to enable them complete investigations.

This follows an affidavit filed by the CID which indicates that the accused person is being investigated for harbouring terrorists and planning attacks in the coastal region.

Mombasa Senior Principal Magistrate Nicolas Njagi ruled: “I make an order that you be remanded for 15 days at Port Police Station,” he ruled.

The suspect is accused of targeting security forces after detectives linked him to the killing of a senior intelligence officer in July last year.

Police say the suspect was arrested at a popular nightclub in Mombasa, days after a raid was conducted at his brother’s house who is also wanted for terrorism.

“He is believed to be to be harbouring Al-Shabaab terrorist in his house within Majengo where he has been organizing explosive attacks within Mombasa targeting to eliminate police officers,” Peter Munguti, the lead investigating officer said.

He said that security agents needed time to analyse his mobile phones to assist in the investigation.

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