The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has reported the arrest of Zachariah Nyaora Obadia, the mastermind of the ghastly sexual attack on a woman along Wangari Maathai road,
While describing him as the country’s most wanted suspect, the DCI said Obadia has been on the run for the sexual assault that saw motorbike riders clamped down and arrested countrywide over the incident.
Sleuths from the elite Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau augmented by a section of detectives from Nairobi DCI Regional command, pounced on him as he tried to cross the border to Tanzania through an illegal route.
“Obadia, who masterminded the ghastly sexual attack on a woman along Wangari Maathai road, has been arrested minutes ago at the Kenya-Tanzania border in Sirare,” DCI said.
“The thug who has been on the run since last week escaped our dragnet in Mukuru Kaiyaba, through a sewer duct. Since then, he has been engaging detectives in hide and seek games until his arrest moments ago”.
Using digital forensics, cybercrime experts at the DCI National Forensic laboratory, had earlier placed the thug at the scene of the crime scientifically, before launching a manhunt for him.
The suspect has been airlifted to Nairobi, where he will face justice in strict conformity to the law.
The detectives had released Obadia’s photo after he was identified forensically as the man behind the Forest Road sexual harassment. It had said the suspect has also been positively identified by his wife and other relatives in his rural home, sexually assaulting the victim in the widely shared videotape.
“It is only a matter of time before we arrest him. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations is cautioning Zacharia Nyaora Obadia, not to engage detectives in cat and mouse games but to surrender at DCI headquarters or the nearest Police station within 24 hours, ” DCI had posted.
“Equally, his accomplices who were within the vicinity of the barbaric attack whether captured on the videoclip or not, have all been identified scientifically. They are hereby ordered to submit themselves at DCI headquarters before detectives catch up with them,” the DCI had warned.