Controversial and wanted firearms dealer Wycliffe Lugwili has been arrested after surrendering to the Kilimani Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) offices hours after a cache of weapons was found in his office.
He surrendered to the police at Kilimani police station after his armoury-cum-office was found with 22 assorted guns and more than 500 bullets.
“He is here with us and we are talking to him,” said Kilimani head of DCI Stephen Tanki.
He was later handed over to ATPU personnel for grilling.
Lugwili, the proprietor of Vic. Technologies Limited, had for a long time failed to pay his monthly rent prompting the landlord, Ballon Wanjala Nangalama, to seek a court order allowing him to break into the premises located in Nairobi’s Kilimani area.
“Accompanied by Kilimani-based police officers, Hebros auctioneers gained entry into the premises, ready to issue a notification of the sale of any worthy items in a bid to recover rent arrears amounting to Sh4,962,990,” stated DCI.
Once inside, a quick search revealed an armoury, stocked with an assortment of weapons of different calibers and hundreds of ammunition.
“Detectives have since established that the suspect was a licensed firearm dealer but his license was suspended over 3 years ago,” DCI said.