Suspects In Gold Scam Scandal Arraigned In Court

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Two suspects believed to have defrauded USD$1 Million from an American citizen were on Wednesday arraigned at the Kibera Law Courts in Nairobi.

In one of the latest and high-level fake gold scams in the capital, the two
Nicholas Otieno Ndolo, the director of DSI Mining and Minerals Ltd and Thomas Otieno Ngoe, the director of AFRICORP Legal consultancy, were arrested following a complaint lodged by the American at Capitol Hill police station.

This is after the foreigner transferred $1 Million from his account at the Northern Trust Bank based in the United States to AFRICOP's Equity bank account after a deal to buy gold from Nicholas was sealed.

Nicholas sent several documents through WhatsApp to the complainant as proof of the sale of gold, including the nomination of Thomas Otieno, the director of AFRICORP legal consultancy, as the legal consultant.

That marked the beginning of the would-be investor's tribulations as his endless pleas to at least have a view of the precious metal he had bought were not met before the duo became unreachable.

This prompted him to report to the police. A manhunt for the two suspects was immediately launched, leading to their arrest in the Kilimani and Lavington areas of the city.

The court ruled that the two be released on a Ksh500,000 (USD$5000) cash bail plus one contact person, and they were further ordered to report to the investigating officer every Monday and Thursday.

The case will be mentioned on April 3, 2023.

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