Wajir man charged with having AK47 and 80 rounds of ammunition without license



A Wajir resident has been charged with being in possession of ammunition and an AK47 without a license.

Ibrahim Gedi Abdille was charged with being found with in possession of 80 rounds of ammunition and the gun in his house in Bula Elmi, Wajir East sub county.
The accused is alleged to have committed the offense on 24th January 2018 jointly with others not before court.
The police had suspected him to be an Al-Shabaab operative in Wajir County.
The accused who could not understand English pleaded not guilty through a translator before Principal Magistrate Kenneth Cheruiyot.
Through his lawyer David Ayuo, the accused pleaded with the court to release him on lenient cash bail arguing that he is not at flight risk.
The accused was granted a bond of Sh 500,000 or alternative cash bail of Sh 250,000.
The case will be heard on 8th March this year.
Early this month, his wives Halima Sheikh Abdullahi and Nurea Adhan Jimale had been charged with the same offenses after of was alleged that their husband(the accused) had ran off into Somalia to avoid arrest.
They co-wives had pleaded not guilty to the charges before Resident Magistrate Hellen Onkwani.
The Director of Public Prosecution had told the court not to grant the accused persons bond as the investigations were ongoing.
In a sworn affidavit, the investigating officer told the court before their arrest, police had received information that their husband, one Ibrahim Gedi Abdille was in possession of a firearm and was suspected to be an Al-Shabaab operative in Wajir.
The police had argued that the two were at flight risk since they lived bear the border.
However, their lawyers told the court that their clients were not likely to abscond just because they live near the Somali border.
The court had ordered that the two be detained go a week pending completion of investigations.