Armed robbery suspect commits suicide in jail: Police had nothing to do with it, RPC asserts SEBASTIAN MRINDOKO THIS DAY Dar es Salaam AN armed robbery suspect committed suicide in bizarre circumstances while in police custody in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday, it has been disclosed. Abdulrahman Mohamed reportedly hanged himself at the Oysterbay Police Station where he was being held following his arrest in connection with a recent robbery at a petrol station in the city, in which one person was shot dead. Police sources say the 30-year-old Mohamed was arrested last Sunday, and has since been in detention. The Kinondoni regional Police Commander (RPC), Mark Karunguyeye, confirmed to THISDAY that the suspect died while still in police custody. According to official accounts, Mohamed hanged himself with his own shirt while in a bathroom at the Oysterbay station. He was one of the suspects arrested in connection with the armed robbery incident at the Magomeni Petrol Station on December 11 this year, Karunguyeye said. One person died in the daylight heist in which more than 250m/- was stolen from the petrol station owner just after he had collected it from the till and was about to leave. The Kinondoni RPC said Mohamed was arrested on December 21, and had already provided police with valuable information related to the robbery during interrogation while in detention. He was ready to reveal to us (police) the possible whereabouts of other suspects in the robbery, Karunguyeye said. According to the RPC, Mohamed had agreed to physically lead the police to the arrest of some of his alleged colleagues in the raid on the petrol station. Police said the deceased suspect was a resident of Chalinze in Coast Region, but there was no further information about his family. Narrating how the apparent suicide happened, the Kinondoni RPC said Mohamed and other inmates at the Oysterbay station had been ordered to clean the washrooms on the day he took his own life. After completing this task, the inmates were then told to each take a shower. Mohamed carried a bucket of clean water and locked himself in a bathroom, purportedly to clean himself up. When other inmates alerted police that Mohamed was taking too long in the bathroom, the door was then forced open and it is said this was when the suspect was found dead. When the bathroom door was forced open, the suspect was found hanging from his shirt. He was already dead, said the RPC. Mohamed was found dead on Tuesday at around 11 am. We have already started investigating his death in all its ramifications, he added. Karunguyeye however, was quick to defend staff at the Oysterbay police Station, asserting that they were not to blame for the suspects death. The RPC said the police had no idea that Mohamed was planning to commit suicide in such a manner while in their custody.