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61-year-old man arrested for impersonating a High Court advocate

A 61-Year-Old man has been arrested for impersonating an advocate of the High Court and drafting a demand letter to unsuspecting member of the public.

“A 61-Year-Old man who impersonated an advocate of the High Court by writing a demand letter for an unsuspecting member of the public who had been defrauded Sh20,000 was today arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts following his arrest by Serious Crime Unit detectives.

Simon Githu Mbugua was arrested on Monday 19th February, 2024 at Muindi Mbingu Street in Nairobi CBD after writing and forwarding the demand letter while pretending to be Winny A. Ochwal Advocates – Commissioner for Oaths.” said DCI

A search at his house revealed a stamp in the name of the advocate he was impersonating before he was taken to Muthaiga police station. He was however released on Ksh 100,000 cash bail.

“Upon search in his Kimathi Hse office, a stamp reading WINNY A. OCHWAL ADVOCATES was recovered before he was arrested and booked at Muthaiga Police Station.

On arraignment today, the suspect was released on Sh100,000 cash bail, pending the case mention at Milimani’s court no. 4 on March 5.” said DCI

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