The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives have arrested one Ibrahim Ngamau Wangari impersonating an EACC investigator.
The suspect s reported to have demanded money from his victims in order to protect them from investigations.
“EACC has arrested Ibrahim Ngamau Wangari, who was posing as an EACC Investigator and extorting money from individuals purportedly to “protect them from investigations.” He was escorted to Integrity Centre Police Station and later to Kilimani Police Station for processing.” Said EACC
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Ibrahim was arrested at Quiver Lounge where he had gone to meet one man listed by the government to supply maize before the August elections claiming that he was under investigation.
“He was arrested at Quivers Lounge, Nairobi following a complaint from a businessman who was among the Millers enlisted by Government to supply subsidized maize flour before the August 9 elections. He claimed to be investigating the Ministry of Agriculture and some suppliers.
Ngamau had “summoned” the complainant to appear before him at EACC Integrity Centre Offices carrying various documents including audit reports and all his bank account statements from January 2022 for inspection. He later changed venue to Quivers Lounge where he was arrested.
He is suspected to be among notorious fraudsters increasingly impersonating EACC Detectives and soliciting money from state officers. His arrest comes in the wake of complaints that the commission continues to receive from members of the public on extortion by imposters.
To protect the public from such fraudsters, EACC has not only issued its officers with identification documents, which can be verified on request, but also continues to warn Kenyans to be vigilant and report any suspicious persons presenting themselves as EACC investigators.
Members of the public are advised to always insist to any person claiming to be an EACC Investigator to first identify themselves and further take note that any interview by EACC is undertaken ONLY at the Commission’s premises or in police stations, and not any other place.” Said EACC