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Magistrate issues arrest warrant against DCI officer

A police officer attached to the DCI headquarters has been issued with a warrant of arrest for withholding a complainant’s passport in an Sh150 million case.

Principal magistrate Hellen Onkwani issued the arrest warrant for Mike Muya after failing to appear in court to explain why he has not released the passport to its owner.

The complainant, a Kazakhstani national said his travel documents were confiscated at DCI headquarters when they were investigating his complaint.

According to Ryskulov Damir, two Kenyans pretending they could sell him coffee and artifacts defrauded him and made away with Sh150 million.

“Together with my brother Yerlan Baimoldin also a businessman we entered into a business agreement with some Kenyans who said they would sell to us Kenyan Tea, coffee and artefacts for which they informed us that they are licensed to deal in such business,” said Damir in his affidavit.

Damir’s lawyer June Ashioya said it was unlawful for his client’s passport to be withheld without any court order and especially that he is the complainant here and not the accused.

Milimani law courts have also ordered the DCI officer to deposit the said passport in court by July 19, for Damir to collect it.

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