A man whom police accused of harboring Al-shabaab in his house at Guraya in Mwembe Tayari Mombasa has been detained for 15 days pending investigations.
A Mombasa Law Court ordered Friday that Ikrima Mohamed Shosi a 24 year old be detained at Port police station for a period of 15 days to assist in investigations.
Ikrima who was arrested early Friday at Casablanca day and night club is a brother to Ismail Mohamed Shosi who has been linked to the killing a National Intelligence Service NIS officer in Mombasa last year.
Hisham Salman Ali, 29 and a father of one, was shot five times in the head and limbs by two masked men as he emerged from a mosque in Mombasa’s Old Town.
Through Chief Inspector Peter Munguti ,Police said they need more days to complete investigations.
“I need more time to interrogate the respondent, establish his motives, analyze his mobile phones record statements from relevant witnesses and any other source of information that may assist me in my investigations.’’ said chief Inspector Munguti.
Appearing before Senior Principal Magistrate Nicholus Njagi, Ikrima said he was innocent and was not involved in any of the alleged terror activities.
“Am innocent and not involved in any of the activities alleged by the prosecution, but it is okay if they want to detain me for 15 days to investigate,” insisted Shosi who seemed agitated and sweating a lot while smiling at the cameras in court.
Njagi ordered that police proceed with their investigations and present a report on the set date to determine the case.
Ikrima is believed to be haboring Al-shabaab terrorists in his house within Guraya area where he has allegedly been planning to carry out explosive attacks within Mombasa County and also eliminating police officers.
He is the 3rd terror suspect to be arraigned in court this week. The case will be mentioned on 23th January, 2016
Ikrima was arrested by a team of officers from AntI-Terrorism Police Unit ATPU.
Deputy Ocpd Urban Mombasa Patrick Njoroge had confirmed that the suspect who was in a company of unknown woman has allegedly been communicating with his brother and other terror suspects who are still on the run.