WHERE IS HE?

Wife of abducted Ethiopian wants him produced in court

She further wants the state not to deport him from the country but to instead release him

In Summary
  • Mezgebo said she fears that her husband’s life could be in danger and believes the abduction has been orchestrated by state officers.
  • Teklemichael was driving his Bentley car when he was stopped by a man wearing traffic police uniform and later removed by other men in civilian clothes.
Samson Teklemichael
Samson Teklemichael
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The wife of Ethiopian businessman Samson Teklemichael who was abducted on Friday wants the court to compel the police to produce him.

In an application filed in court through lawyer Stanley Kangahi, she wants the court to order the Inspector General of Police to produce the businessman.

In the application filed under a certificate of urgency, she further wants the court to order the state not to deport him from the country but to instead release him.

Milen Mezgebo alleges in an affidavit filed in court that on Friday last week at 5.30pm, she received a phone call from her husband saying that he was being taken by unknown people out of his car.

Mezgebo said she quickly rushed to the Oloitoktok Road and Likoni Road roundabout near Kileleshwa where she found her husband’s car abandoned.

“On inquiry, I was informed by traffic officers at the scene that he was picked up by police officers to a destination unknown to them,” she said.

She further said she was informed by bystanders who were still at the scene that the arrest was made with the assistance of the traffic personnel that were at the scene.

She reported the matter at the Kilimani police station and it was taken over by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation Office Kilimani.

“With the assistance of friends and family, we visited almost all the police stations within the proximity of Nairobi to no positive result," the affidavit reads.

Mezgebo said she fears that her husband’s life could be in danger and believes the abduction has been orchestrated by state officers.

Teklemichael was driving his Bentley car when he was stopped in broad daylight by a man wearing traffic police uniform and later removed by other men in civilian clothes.

He was later dragged into a Subaru car as other road users recorded the drama.

The abductors abandoned his car at the scene only for the wife to be informed that her husband's car had been parked in the middle of the road.

She later picked it up.

(edited by Amol Awuor)