My life is in danger, says private detective Mugo

Saturday, October 5th, 2019 00:00 |
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Private investigator Jane Mugo  Friday morning told a Nairobi court that her life is in danger.

Through her lawyers, Cliff Ombeta and Danstan Omari, she told trial Magistrate Martha Mutuku that  her life was being threatened by the investigating officers in the case and she needs court's protection.

"Our client's life is in danger as she is afraid of the investigators in the case by the way they are treating her. We urge for the court's protection as we intend to reveal the context of the threats," said the lawyers.

The magistrate directed the matter be mentioned at 12pm on the same day to hear the threats claims on camera.

Mugo had earlier confirmed she had surrendered her gun and the registration certificate to investigators at Kileleshwa Police Station.

The court  heard the spy's finger prints have been taken and she has recorded a statement  with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations as earlier ordered by the court.

Omari informed the court that the current charges against the accused were before court in 2014 but were dismissed.

The prosecution has confirmed that they have since supplied the defence  with all witness statements and exhibits that they will be relying on.

Last month, Mugo was charged with threatening to kill Deepa Shah Desmond at Kyuna Close in Spring Valley on February 4.

She also faced a second count of threatening to kill Martin Mugusia in 2015. She allegedly drew a pistol and threatened to kill the said complainant.

Appearing before Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi, she pleaded not guilty and the court freed her on a cash bail of Sh300,000  with an alternative bond of Sh500,000.

The detective, who is the chief executive of Trimo Security Limited, had denied claims that she had been on the run since the DCI ordered her arrest in early September.

She claimed she had been admitted to a Nairobi hospital and was yet to receive summons to any police station. She said she was not aware of any criminal case against her.

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