Five suspects are in custody after defrauding a Korean national for more than $25000 on the pretext that they would sell him gold.
They include Robinson Gitau, 35, Livai Kombo, 39, Fatuma Mohammed, 28, Eva Kimotho, 36 and a Cameroonian national Utia Kugi, 36.
The five were arrested by serious crimes detectives, following a complaint by Song Sung, who had initially been shown some well-parked bars that he was made to believe were made of gold.
The victim had earlier been directed to a company known as Ekweme enterprises in the leafy Karen suburbs in Nairobi, where he was shown the supposed gold.
He was led to the establishment by proxies believed to have worked in cahoots with the fraudsters, who immediately hid after receiving the money.
“After completing their initial investigations, serious crimes detectives decoyed the five suspects into a snare and arrested all of them,” said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
Boxes containing fake gold bars concealed in steel boxes were recovered.
The suspects are currently in custody, awaiting arraignment.
DCI has cautioned foreigners intending to venture into the gold business to be on the lookout for fraudsters out to steal from them.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.