Tuesday, 15 January 2019
Man accused of stealing clothes shows up in court naked (Photo)
The suspect, 32-year-old Kenyan, Alex Jana Mugo was arrested on Sunday after he was caught with stolen clothes.
Appearing before Resident Magistrate Jean Ndegeri of Embu Law Courts on Monday, he told a stunned courtroom that his clothes were taken away after being stripped naked by officers at Embu Police Station where he was detained after his arrest, reports Citizen TV.
It was also heard in court that the clothes the accused was wearing on the day of his arrest were part of those he allegedly stole and was therefore forced to remove them so that they could be used as an exhibit.
He was reportedly offered other clothes to put on, but he declined, insisting that he would only accept the confiscated clothes.
Mugo, who was brought to court with only a piece of clothing covering his private parts, had attempted to strip naked in the courtroom in front of the lady magistrate.
According to Citizen TV, he did not take a plea after the prosecution applied for the matter to be postponed since the accused was deemed inappropriately dressed.