A Nairobi-based lawyer has filed a petition in court ordering Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai to release the abducted Ethiopian businessman Samson Tekklemichael.
In the application, attorney Stanley Kang’ahi asked the court not to allow the extradition of the businessman, fearing he would be secretly deported by security officials.
The lawyer also asked the police to explain the whereabouts of the businessman and to release him immediately.
In an affidavit in support of the claim, Tekklemichael’s wife Milen Mezgebo expressed concern that her husband might be in danger.
She explained that all efforts to investigate her fate with the police had been in vain. She pointed out that her husband was involved in the smuggling of gas cylinders to Ethiopia and wondered why the hijackers did not follow procedures if he was involved in illegal activities.
Video footage surfaced showing the businessman being held by suspected police officers in a waiting car on Friday, November 19th.
In the clip, Tekklemichael is heard asking witnesses to record the massive act.
The hijackers left a Bentley car parked in the middle of the road in Kileleshwa before the businessman’s wife was warned by her friend to take the car.
However, when searching for the Subaru car that the dealer had selected at the gate of the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), it was discovered that the license number was for a white truck manufactured in 2014..
The truck was registered in the country on June 3, 2015. Further records revealed that the truck had only two owners: a commercial bank and an individual.