The wife of Ethiopian businessman Samson Teklemichael, who was abducted in unclear circumstances while driving in Nairobi’s Kileleshwa on Friday, is seeking to have the police IG produce him in court.
In an application filed in court through Lawyer Stanley Kangahi, Milen Mezgebo wants the court to order the Inspector General of Police to produce the businessman in court.
She says in the court papers that she fears that her husband’s life could be in danger since he has not been found at any local police station.
“If there is a problem there is a way of law you take that person to court, if they are not happy with that person they deport,” she said.
Videos that have since gone viral on social media show Samson Teklemichael being forced out of his car by men in civilian clothes, in the presence of a traffic cop, before he is bundled in a white Subaru Forester.
According to the wife, Samson called her last week on Friday at 5.30 pm saying that he was being taken by unknown people out of his car.
“He called me and told me he had been abducted by persons he doesn’t know and the phone was disconnected and it has been off since then,” Milen Mezgebo told the media.
The abductors left Samson’s Bentley in the middle of the road and the wife only found out about the incident after a friend called to inform her that her husband’s car had been left on the road.
Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has demanded that police produce the Ethiopian businessman. The MP in a tweet claimed that the police is planning to kill Samson. He also shared an image showing the registration details of the Subaru that was used to take Sam away.
Kilimani Police Commander Andrew Muturi has confirmed that the matter is being investigated by DCI detectives at the station.
The abduction of Teklemichael adds to the growing list of people who have been abducted in the country allegedly by security officers in unclear circumstances with investigations into the cases remaining unresolved.