DCI Arrest Two for Conning Man Sh9 Million, Recover Excavators Worth Sh43 Million

DCI officer from the Special Crime Unit arrested two people for conning man over sh9 million and recovered excavator worth Sh43 million.

Detectives from the Special Crime Unit under the office of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Saturday arrested two people for allegedly conning a man over Sh9 million in fake Gold scam.

The two Pupe Chipando(Zambian) and Mark Muriri were found with gold refinery equipment which detectives believe is used in the running of the illegal business.

Confirming the arrest, the office of the DCI tweeted: “Early today, @DCI_KenyaDetectives from the Serious Crime Unit arrested Two People including a Zambian for allegedly conning a Man Over 88,500 US Dollars in Fake Gold Scam.”

The suspects are currently held in police custody but the fake gold and refinery equipment were confiscated.

The items will be used as exhibits when the suspects will be arraigned on Monday.

And in Changamwe, Mombasa, detectives recovered excavators worth over Sh43 million after they were fraudulently shipped from India.

“EXCAVATORS worth Ksh.43Million were today recovered at Changamwe by #SCU Detectives after being fraudulently shipped from India. The shipment happened after fraudsters hacked the email of a London-based Company &placed an order for the Machines. ONE suspect; Nobert Njeru arrested.”

According to the DCI: “The shipment was done by JCB International who upon delivering the goods contacted the brother company in Kenya for payment- it’s then that they learnt the company doesn’t deal with such goods. Investigations commenced & led to the arrest of the suspect & recovery of Excavators.”

The suspect will also be arraigned on Monday.


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