An Undercover Detective Shot Dead Thug Who Attacked Him

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On Saturday night, a man was killed after a failed robbery attempt on an undercover cop in Nairobi's estate of Eastleigh.

The deceased and his accomplice, who were on a motorbike, had confronted Corporal Abu as he walked from a mosque in Ushirika estate at around 9 pm.

The thugs ransacked his pockets, making away with his mobile phone, wallet, and other valuables before one of them fired at the detective missing his left ear by a whisker.

“But in a quick rejoinder, the detective based at a specialized unit at DCI headquarters whipped out his firearm that was carefully tucked in his loins, chambered a round and gave the thug a taste of his own medicine, fixing the thug’s appointment with his creator instantly,” said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

The accomplished then jumped in a water culvert by the roadside after their gateway bicycle failed to start.

A Jericho pistol serial No: KP 44338853 with six live rounds of 9mm calibre was recovered from the slain thug.

Preliminary investigations by detectives based at the DCI National Forensic Laboratory - Ballistic Unit have since identified the firearm as a police firearm that was snatched from a senior police officer in Naivasha on November 16, 2020, in an armed robbery.

At the same time, one spent cartridge of 9mm calibre and a black motorcycle registration number KMFE 106P was impounded.

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