Man admits to stealing car batteries at police station
A 32-year-old man arrested while vandalising a motor vehicle parked at Villa Police Station in Embakasi, Nairobi, to steal car batteries has pleaded guilty.
Samson Shampasina Nina was charged with stealing two car batteries worth Sh31,000 from a truck belonging to a company on 22 September.
He pleaded guilty before Senior Principal Magistrate Monica Kivuti of the Makadara Law Courts.
The police officer noticed that someone was under the truck and approached to find Mr Nina, who had removed the two batteries.
Mr Nina tried to run away but the officer grabbed him before he could get away.
He was taken to one of the station’s investigation offices for questioning, along with the two stolen batteries and the tools he had used to remove them.
During interrogation, Mr Nina told the police that he had stolen the batteries to sell to a used car parts dealer on Jogoo Road, who had bought seven other batteries from him.
He told the police that he had stolen another 16 batteries, which he sold to two dealers. The accused said he had sold five others to a dealer in the Pipeline area of Embakasi and four others to an official of a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) Sacco in the area.
The case will be heard on 3 October, when the prosecution will present its case against him and the exhibits, including the two batteries and the tools used to remove them from Mr Nina’s vehicle.