Four people have been arrested for defrauding a Niger national Ksh 21 million after luring in the country in a fake gold deal.
“Four suspects who obtained over Kshs. 21 Million from a Niger national after luring him into the country in a gold deal scam are in our custody.” Said DCI.
The prime suspect in the scam Seth Steve Okute is reported to have lured the victim to his Lux Cargo Group offices within JKIA in what was to follow up on the gold movement from Ivory Coast.
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“The unsuspecting victim was lured by the prime suspect; Seth Steve Okute to his Lux Cargo Group offices at Siginon Warehouse within JKIA, in a plot he termed as following up on the victim’s gold from Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.” Said DCI
The prime suspect in collaboration with three others were sent the money which was to be used to redirect the said consignment before they went into hiding.
“Working alongside other three accomplices; Samuel Macharia, Victor Onyango & Robert Kiplang’at, the suspects obtained the said amount allegedly to expedite a rerouting process of the cargo to the desired destination, before disappearing and leaving the victim stranded.
Charges of Obtaining Money by False Pretences and Conspiracy to defraud being preferred.” Said DCI