“Sio mimi afande, ni mashetani’,Alex Olaba says after attempting to murder key witness in rape case

A former rugby player was on Thursday evening arrested after allegations that he was attempting to murder a key witness in his rape case.

Alex Olaba Mahaga is out on a KSH 300,000 bail after he and his co-accused Frank Wanyama were charged before a Milimani court for gang raping. The two are alleged to have committed the rape offence on February 11, 2018, at Seefa Apartment in Highrise estate in Nairobi County.

According to police, Alex was planning to kill the key witness in the rape case in order to paralyze justice.

He was however arrested in Nairobi West where he was meeting an undercover detective planning the said murder of the witness in the case.

Police have recovered two mobile phones from Olaba which are undergoing forensic analysis to establish if there were more players in the crime.

Olaba had apparently approached another party seeking ways of eliminating the witness in the case before police were informed.

The officers then sent undercover officers who posed as possible executors of his mission before they pounced on him.

After his arrest, Olaba told police he had been possessed by satanic spirits.