A second suspect in the probe of the missing Dutch national Tob Cohen has been arrested.
The man believed to be in his late 30’s was arrested after a team of detectives camped at Cohen’s Kitusuru for two days following leads into the mysterious disappearance of the golf lover.
On Tuesday, yesterday and today, the officers are set to pitch camp at the same residence looking for more leads to break the puzzle of Cohen’s whereabouts.
They left the said house, now being treated as a scene of crime past 9pm.
Another team was there yesterday and they are expected to revisit the home today morning.
“Yes, we have one more suspect in custody.” A senior investigator said.
Today morning, principal suspect, Cohen’s wife, Sarah Wairimu Kamotho is expected to be back in court after the Kiambu Chief Magistrate Patricia Gichohi allowed the investigators to have her detained at Muthaiga Police cells for twelve more days.
However, through her lawyer Philip Murgor, she appealed against her detainment before
High Court Judge Daniel Ogembo who ruled that she remains in police custody until today, September 12.
According to the sleuths, the second suspect is a close friend to Wairimu.
Police have now narrowed down the probe to possible murder grand scheme with the wife profiled as the principal suspect.
The investigation into the golfer’s disappearance has been turned into a homicide case following indications he could have been abducted and killed.
So far, the investigation has pointed into a premeditated case of abduction either on his way home or inside his house.
Of interest, a team of DCI officers probing what is shaping up as one of the most convoluted criminal investigation, it has been discovered a new cctv security surveillance system was installed immediately after Cohen’s unexplained disappearance.
Detectives have also poked holes to assertions that Cohen left home using a cab since his private car is still parked at his home.
The investigators are also relying on phone exploitation and phone records triangulation of all those questioned to establish if they were in close proximity moments before Cohen disappeared.
Further, authenticity of a letter allegedly written by Cohen to his lawyer claiming he has decided to forgive his wife over their troubled marriage of almost three decades has been put into question.
Besides being subjected to forensic investigations, the document examiner will also verify the signatures appended.
Their marriage had hit rock-bottom and the disgruntled man complained of harassment and denial of his conjugal rights by his estranged wife.
They are also embroiled row over the control of the multi-million property in Kitusuru.
The latest development comes amid mounting pressure from the Embassy of Netherlands in Nairobi and persistent push by senior ranking business associates and golfers to detectives to ascertain his safety.
A fortnight ago, the court allowed her to be detained for three days.
On Tuesday this week, investigators returned back to the disputed house where Wairimu’s husband of close to 30 years is said to have vanished without trace between July 19 and July 20 this year.