A police officer has denied that he defiled a 13-year-old girl inside a cell in Murang’a as the Director of Public Prosecutions dropped theft charges against the minor.
Mr Laban Njogu, who appeared before Chief Magistrate Margret Wachira also denied a charge of committing an indecent act with a minor.
The court heard that Mr Njogu, attached to the Murang’a Police Station, committed the offence on September 30 while the minor was remanded at the police station.
His application to be released on bond was objected by the prosecutor, Mr Solomon Njeru, who argued that the accused might interfere with investigations.
The magistrate will deliver the ruling on bond on Wednesday and directed that the suspect be remanded at Murang’a GK Prison.