COVID-19 millionaire ‘whistleblower’ Godwins Agutu has been arrested by DCI detectives for demanding Ksh 2 million from a company Director.
According to the detectives, Agutu was among three people arrested after abducting the Director of Hi-tech Enterprise.
The three impersonated EACC detectives and KRA officials demanding the Director to pay the said amount in order to stop investigations in regard to tax evasion.
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“Three suspects who abducted the Director of Hi-tech Enterprise while personating EACC Kenya and KRA Corporate officers before demanding for a Kshs. Two Million bribe to stop pursuing an alleged tax evasion case involving the victim are in our custody.” Said DCI
In the company of three others who are on the run, Godwins is reported to have used two vehicles on 26th September and made away with the laptop of the director.
They then came back on 29th September demanding the said amount and when he failed to raise it, the abducted him forcing the Director to contact his family who raised Ksh 500,000.
“Using two Prados Reg. Nos. GKB 070B & KCY 280Q, the three suspects; Godwins Otieno Agutu, Alex Mutua Mutuku & Ken Gichovi Kimathi alongside three others who are still at large stormed the victim’s offices within Nairobi on 26th Sept 2020, after which they took his laptop & left.
The suspects appeared again on 29th Sept 2020 demanding the Ksh. 2 Million bribe, and when the victim could not raise the amount, they forced him into the GKB vehicle and drove off to Lutheran Hse along Nyerere road
The victim was forced to contact his family members to get the amount but only managed to raise Ksh. 500,000 where the suspects escorted him to his house at Westlands in Nairobi and took the cash.” Said DCI
Investigations into the matter revealed that of the government vehicles used to belong to the Judiciary and that the suspects work closely with the three KRAworkers namely Houdouvia Njoroge, Harrison Ochar, and Brian Kimemia.
“Whereas the arrested suspects were arraigned today with detectives seeking five days custodial orders but were granted one day to complete investigations, those at large are being pursued with charges of Abduction and Demanding with Menaces being preferred.” Said DCI