Sleuths drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Monday, January 30, rescued a female university student who had gone missing for five days.
A statement from DCI on Tuesday, January 31, indicated that the student was kidnapped by three men in Kabarak, Nakuru County and taken to an unknown location where she was held hostage leaving her family in anguish.
Upon investigations, the DCI established that her best friend and her boyfriend were involved in the conspiracy that led to her kidnapping.
The victim, as per the statement, was invited for a late lunch by her best friend's boyfriend on the day of the kidnapping in what turned out to be a well-orchestrated plan between the group of four.
Oblivious to the danger awaiting her, the lady complied and met her boyfriend at the agreed location. However, she realized that her best friend was not in the company of her boyfriend.
Upon asking, the boyfriend told her that her best friend would join them later and that he would take a different route to collect a parcel first.
However, their journey took a surprise turn after two men stormed the vehicle they were travelling in to inform the victim that she had been kidnapped. The trio drove to Ruiru, Kiambu County, at the OJ Restaurant area where they were holding her hostage.
"The trio informed the victim that she had been kidnapped and demanded a ransom of Ksh600,000 from Daisy’s family," the statement read.
Upon receiving the distress call, the victim's parents reported the matter to the police which prompted action. Investigations by the operatives led them to the discovery of their hideout in Ruiru after having oscillated between four towns within the Nairobi metropolis.
"Detectives who had received a distress call from the victim's family were closely monitoring their movements as they operated between Thika, Murang’a, Kajiado and Ruiru during the day, in a bid to outwit the officers," the statement added.
The female best friend would later join them in the rented house in Ruiru where they were nabbed by the operatives.
Further investigations established that the main suspect and the boyfriend of the victim was fugitive suspect over involvement in a series of criminal activities.
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