A rogue police officer is in custody after he was cornered by members of the public in a violent robbery on February 3, 2024.
Police Constable Edgar Opollo was saved from a furious mob by Kisii Central police who were on patrol, after finding the armed suspect under a hail of hefty blows.
On inquiry, the officers established that the suspect had robbed a smartphone from a Kisii University student, and on frisking the injured suspect found the phone. He was arrested and escorted to the station.
Meanwhile, DCI detectives in the area had been pursuing an armed gang of three who on 2nd January 2024 robbed Sh40,000 from PEPS Mini Supermarket which is situated at Corner Mbaya.
The incident was captured by CCTV cameras showing three robbers who had partly covered their faces, two of whom were armed, one with an AK47 and the other with a pistol. The rifle bearer had police fatigues on, but it was not apparent that he was a police officer.
Following Opollo’s arrest, an identification parade was conducted where the supermarket owner successfully identified him as one of the robbers who accosted him.
Further investigations have revealed that the suspect is a General Service Unit officer deployed in Kisii.
He continues recuperating under guard at a Kisii hospital pending interrogation and arraignment for robbery with violence.