Out on bail then arrested again: Godfrey Sangare Ambani, notorious gang leader who terrorized Nairobi residents
Published on: February 26, 2020 09:38 (EAT)
A man who was charged with robbery with violence but later released on bail is in police custody yet again. Godfrey Sangare Ambani, alleged to be the leader of a notorious gang operating within the Nairobi CBD, was arrested on Tuesday. “The officers laid their trap within Milimani Law courts where they arrested Godfrey Sangare Ambani who was later positively identified by several victims in an identification parade,” the DCI said. According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), an intelligence-led operation led to the arrest. A team from the DCI and officers from the National Police Service based at Kamukunji had trailed the suspect to the law courts. He is to be arraigned on Wednesday and charged with robbery with violence. In October 2018, Ambani had been arrested after he was captured on CCTV robbing a man who had withdrawn cash from an ATM. Police said he had also been linked to a spate of robberies in Nairobi. The Police even posted a photograph of him and his alleged accomplices on social media warning Kenyans to be cautious. “Members of the public are cautioned to be wary of the following suspects led by one Godfrey Sangare Ambani, who masterminds daylight muggings within the CBD and robbery of clients who have just withdrawn money from their banks,” the post reads.
…..not a single mugging incident was reported in town only for the muggings to resume after he was released and spotted in the streets. We call upon members of the public to immediately alert the Police should they spot him or get robbed on the streets. 3/3 pic.twitter.com/R5BSjVyPwB — National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) November 21, 2018