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Former Rugby player accused of conspiracy to commit murder, Reached Until Next Week Monday –

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Former rugby player Alex Olaba has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and will remain in custody until Monday, May 10, 2021 pending a decision on the cancellation of bail in a gang rape case.

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The prosecutor wants Olaba’s bail canceled on the grounds that he threatened a key witness in the case.

For example, the Prosecution filed a motion in the case of Mount Mines Judge Zeinab Abdul, stating that Olaba could not enjoy his freedom when the life of the chief witness in the case was at stake.

Olaba was arrested two weeks ago in West Nairobi on charges of attempted murder of a key witness in a rape case against him by Frank Wanyama.

Read: Former player Olaba is detained at Kilimani Police Station for 7 days

According to police, he was planning to remove a key witness in the case in an effort to win justice.

He was arrested when he was confronted by a detective investigating the murder of a witness.

Police seized two calls from Olaba had to conduct a forensic investigation to determine if there were more players in the crime.

Reports indicate that Olaba had gone to another party to find ways to remove the witness.

Police were alerted and took immediate action by sending a detective who pretended to be the perpetrator of the message that led to Olaba’s arrest.

Read Also: Former player Olaba Arrested for Attempting to Kill a Witness in a Sexual Assault Case

Following his arrest, Olaba, police said, claimed he had an evil spirit.

The two had been sentenced to 15 years in prison in August 2019 after being found guilty of gang rape.

The Supreme Court, however, quashed the sentence in June last year and ordered a re-hearing following an appeal filed by the defendants.

Judge Ngenye Macharia ordered the case to be re-heard in the lower court after the Supreme Court found that the available records did not indicate whether one of the witnesses in the case was sworn in or not.

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