The Directorate of Criminal investigations (DCI) has arrested a man for cheating about robbery with violence.
It was reported that DCI detectives were deployed after Richard Muriuki made a robbery with violence report at Langata Police Station on the night of 20th October.
Muriuki had reported that on the eventful night, a white Nissan had hit his Toyota Fielder at the Nyayo Stadium roundabout along Mombasa road, forcing him to stop.
It is at this point he alleged that three men, one brandishing a knife jumped out of the Nissan, confronted him and took off with his vehicle.
However, upon investigating the matter further, detectives uncovered that Muriuki’s report was a hoax. Instead, he had on the night of the incident hit the said Nissan and on realizing his mistake, fled the scene leaving his vehicle unattended.
Detectives tracked down his Toyota Fielder to Industrial Area Police Station, where our Traffic counterparts had towed it for causing obstruction. It was not robbed from him as alleged and has been lying at the Police Station since the night of the incident.
Muriuki will be arraigned today at Kibera Law Courts for giving false information to a public officer, contrary to section 129 (a) of the penal code.