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Dubai cash-in-transit robbery suspect arrested in Nairobi

Publish date: 09 July 2018
Issue Number: 781
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Criminal

A woman, who is wanted in the United Arab Emirates in connection with a $1.3m heist, has been arrested at her home in Kenya. The Nation reports that Kenyan police working with Interpol detained Rebecca Mweni Musau and seized $120 000. This followed a tip-off from immigration officials who noticed that her passport had been flagged. Joseph Kariuki, the head of Kenya's Bureau of Investigations at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, said the suspect may have arrived in the country earlier but travelled to Tanzania last week. Musau and two other unidentified suspects allegedly robbed a cash-in-transit vehicle that was transporting money to an ATM in Dubai on 2 March.

Full report in The Nation