Two police officers arrested for extorting Sh106,000 from foreigner

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The police report says the police officers later returned the money. They were arrested after Mr Bance identified them in a parade.

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Two police officers are in custody in Mombasa County for allegedly extorting Sh106,000 from a foreigner.

Tabitha Nduta and Patrick Muneria, both from the Tourist Police Unit in Bamburi, are accused of obtaining the money from Mr Werner Bance by threatening to arrest him.

According to a police report seen by the Nation, a woman called the officers after Mr Bance rejected her sexual advances, saying he was married to another Kenyan woman.

It is said that on January 2, the woman asked Mr Bance to buy her lunch but he declined, and gave her Sh100. The woman reportedly refused to take the money and started to seduce Mr seduce Mr Bance, who rejected her.

Angered by Bance's reaction, she allegedly called the two officers, who threatened the foreigner, saying he would be jailed for seven years if he did not give them money.

''The woman made a call and two people came -- a man and woman. They threatened him, saying he would be jailed if he did not part with 1,500 euros,” the report states.

Investigation launched

Mr Bance pleaded with the officers to let him go and said he could only raise 800 euros (Sh106, 000), which he requested to go and collect from the hotel where he was staying.

“The two people took a taxi to Indiana (hotel), snatched his phone upon arriving and instructed him to go and collect the money,” the report states.

Mr Bance came back with the money and gave it to the officers, who then returned his phone.

He reported the matter at Bamburi police station in Kisauni sub-county later that day.

The police report says the police officers later returned the money. They were arrested after Mr Bance identified them in a parade.

They are being held at the Bamburi station amid an investigation.

amohamed@ke.nationmedia.com

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