David Ogeisia Migosi alias Mwalimu, a teacher at St. Columbans Secondary School in Kitale has been apprehended by DCI detectives.
“A stealth operation netted the suspect; 48-yr-old David Ogeisia Migosi aka Mwalimu, a teacher at St. Columbans Secondary School in Kitale who has been on the run, in whose possession were 17 Fake Logbooks and a Toyota Probox,” stated DCI in a tweet.
The teacher together with two other accomplices were arrested in connection with a car theft syndicate.
Pursuit of the syndicate was triggered by reports of over 11 cases of motor vehicle thefts in a short span within the said region, inviting the deployment of a team of DCI, SSU and CR&IB detectives to narrow down on the cartel members on 11th June, 2020.
“Following numerous reports of stolen motor vehicles across the South Rift region and the consequent arrest of the mastermind of a syndicate involved in the theft, DCI Detectives pursuing the cases today recovered Five stolen m/vehicles in different parts of Transzoia County,” said DCI in a tweet.
According to DCI, Mwalimu, was the mastermind behind the car theft syndicate.
Arresting officers found found him in possession 17 fake logbooks and a Toyota Probox.
After interrogation, his two accomplices; Asman Memba Bakari, 38, and Jeremiah Yego Kiptoo, 34, were arrested at their hiding place.
Three suspects found in possession of three of the said motor vehicles were arrested within Kitale, while one vehicle was found at a car wash in Kiminini and the fifth one in Matunda.
Here are some of the items recovered by the DCI so far.
- Toyota Axio KCL 790N
- Toyota Hilux KBB 876A
- White Toyota Probox without number plates
- Toyota DX KBJ 316D
- Toyota Premio KBN 377A
- Toyota Hiace KCL 378K
- Isuzu D-MAX Pick Up KCR 734T
- Suspected FAKE registration number plates
- Chassis number stickers
- Ignition System
- 17 suspected Fake Logbooks.
- Check Book.
- Dismantled number plates
- Chassis Plate
- Sale agreements
The DCI has indicated that operation still ongoing to recover more vehicles which have been stolen from members of the public, as the three suspects await arraignment.