Sharon Otieno murder:Police rearrest Michael Oyamo shortly after his release

Sharon Otieno murder:Police rearrest Michael Oyamo shortly after his release

BY CORRESPONDENT,HOMABAY,11TH SEPT 2018-Michael Oyamo, one of the key suspects in the murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno has been rearrested minutes after he was released on Tuesday.

Homa Bay County Police Commander Marius Tum has confirmed his arrest.detectives  who were waiting outside Homa Bay police station  pounced on him  bundling d him into a vehicle.

www.upesinews.co.ke has since established that police plan to transfer him back to Nairobi where he will be charged.

In her ruling before setting him free Homabay senior Magistrate  Lester Simiyu  had  ordered, Mr Oyamo to  be arraigned at the High Court by 9am on Tuesday or be freed.

“I want to make it clear that if the suspect is not brought before the High Court and charges levelled against him by 9am, he is a free man,” Homa Bay Senior Resident Magistrate Lester Simiyu said.

Ms Simiyu declined prosecution’s request to have Mr Oyamo held for 10 more days and only gave them 24 hours, which were counted from 9am Monday, the time he appeared before the court.

She stated that the suspect’s rights were trampled on with the continued stay in the police cells.

“You don’t have to hold him in custody when you are conducting investigations,” the magistrate said.

Mr Oyamo’s advocates Neville Amollo, June Ashioya, and Rogers Abisayi reported to court early by 9 am hoping to have their client arraigned but by 1pm neither the suspect nor the prosecution had arrived.

 

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