Three Nigerians linked to the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl were arrested in Nairobi’s Ruaka Monday as the search intensified.
The three were arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) after parents of the schoolgirl reported that she had been missing from their Ruaka home for several days.
“The trio Morah Stanley Apple, Boniface Nnamdi Nkachukwulu and Godwin Ovoepeke all Nigerian Nationals were arrested at Courtyard apartment, within Ruaka township,” the DCI said in a statement posted on Twitter.
DCI boss George Kinoti said “The minor’s distraught parents have been looking for their daughter in vain, only to realize that she had on various occasions been lured to the apartment where the three men reside.”
Neighbours also reported that they saw the minor in the company of the three on diverse dates during the festive season.
Also arrested is a 20-year-old Kenyan woman said to be an accomplice.
“Detectives are still looking for the minor, who was not in the house at the time the arrests were made,” said the DCI in a statement.