Thursday, October 6, 2022

Mastermind in passport disappearance arrested in Nairobi

DCI detectives have arrested one Stephen Obiero, a mastermind in the current disappearance of new generation passports at various job recruitment agencies.

“The mastermind behind disappearance of new generation passports from job recruitment agencies, was arrested yesterday and 22 passports recovered from his possession.” Said DCI

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The suspect was arrested following high demand in the travel documents with the passports being sold West Africans who are in the country illegally for Ksh 22,000.

“Stephen Obiero, was arrested by detectives based at the directorate of immigration services, following a sudden high demand for the treasured travel document. Preliminary investigations have revealed that the passports are sold to West Africans who are in the country illegally, each at Sh22,000.” Said DCI

Before the arrest, police posed as clients who spoke both Yoruba and broken English before he was handcuffed and taken. Many of the recovered passports belonged to women who were hoping to fly to the Gulf.

“The detectives who had done their homework posed as pidgin speaking West Africans and lured the thug to a matatu along Mfangano street, where the transaction took place. Unbeknownst to the thug, he was dealing with multilingual undercover agents, speaking a mixture of Yoruba and broken English.

Once the deal was sealed, Obiero was handcuffed and became a guest of the state, much to his dismay. Most of the passports recovered belong to young female Kenyans who had deposited them at recruitment agencies, for job opportunities in the gulf states. The immigration detectives are currently tracing the owners of the passports.” Said DCI

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