July 17, 2024

DCI rescue two foreign nationals from Ksh2.85 billion gold scam

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DCI rescues two foreign nationals from Ksh2.85 billion gold scam

DCI arrests seven suspects while attempting to scam two Malaysians in Ksh2.85 billion fake gold deal

DCI arrests seven suspects while attempting to scam two Malaysians in Ksh2.85 billion fake gold deal.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives drawn from the Operations Support Unit (OSU) have arrested several suspects involved in a mega gold scam that targeted two Malaysian nationals.

During the operation, DCI officers also recovered multiple tools of trade involved in the Sh2.85 billion botched fraudulence.

The raid happened after the sleuths received an intelligence report through the Kilimani Sub-County Criminal Investigations Officer on the scamming deal planned against the two foreign men.

The OSU deployed a surveillance team after the two victims jetted into the country.

“Reportedly, the scammers using Rock Africa Minier company had contacted the complainants as from October 19, 2023, through a social media platform. The suspects had alleged to transact with them 500 kg of Gold at USD 19 million equivalent to Sh2.85 billion. In the deal, the complainants had already sent USD 6,350 to members of the gang based in Cameroon who referred the two to their Kenyan accomplices,” DCI said in a statement.

The scammers were trailed as they picked up the two foreigners from their hotel Four Points By Sheraton along Argwings Kodhek road in Kilimani using a Toyota Noah Reg No. KCW 835U.

They were taken to an office in a private house along Mageta Road within Kileleshwa where the surveillance team followed closely before the main gate was shut, locking them out. 

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“As the sleuths stealthily gained entry into the compound, some suspects jumped over the fence at the back side of the compound, leading to a chase that saw 7 of them arrested including two escapees,” DCI said. 

The suspects who included two G4S security guards are; Didier Muke (a Congolese with a pending case and passport deposited in court), Brian Otiende, Patrick Otieno, Joshua Ngandi, Charles Vincent Njerenga (whisked from a getaway bike and in hospital), Mark Kabete (G4S) and Ken Kiboi (G4S).

The scene was processed and several exhibits were recovered including metallic boxes, 84 gold-coated metallic bars, smelting tools, computers, documents & stamps for Ace Point International Limited, and assorted G4S uniforms.

Also recovered and believed to be proceeds of crime include a Toyota Noah, a Toyota Crown, a Mercedes Benz, a Toyota G-Touring, and a Toyota double cabin.

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