Mombasa, KENYA: A G3 riffle which disappeared mysteriously at Likoni Police station was on Monday night recovered at Mrima Area in Likoni.
The G3 77097156 owned by police officer Alexander Kipyegoman that got lost early June when it had 20 rounds of ammunition, was recovered by flying squad officers having only one bullet and also modified.
The suspect arrested allegedly in possession of the gun, Rahma Ali Bamama 30, was nabbed after a tip off by locals of his whereabouts; however two of his accomplices managed to escape, police said.
“The suspect is being grilled if he is an Alshabaab returnee, the two who escaped the police dragnet will soon be arrested.” Said Likoni Police boss Willy Simba.
He added that the gun is suspected to have been used to carry out several robberies including M-pesa robberies.
The suspect is being held at Likoni station.