DCI Nab Wanted Businessman Attempting to Flee Country

Detectives based at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) have nabbed a suspected fraudster Innocent Oundo Silingi who was attempting to fly out of the country to Dubai.

According to a statement on Twitter, Silingi is said to have acquired money by false pretense. For instance, he was acting as a director of Project Capital solutions thus obtained Sh10 million on false pretense.

He reportedly claimed that he would arrange for letters of credit, discounting of documents facility for suppliers and credit funding program.

Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters in Nairobi. /CITIZEN DIGITAL

“Further, the suspect claimed he would also finance the supply of both the project and working capital under certain terms and condition,” reads the statement.

He is set to be arraigned and charged accordingly.

This came just a day after detectives arrested six businessmen at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The agency disclosed that the six attempted to sneak out miraa disguised as Fine Beans and Ravaya.

They had received a tip-off from airport security and recovered 150 cartons of miraa.

The suspects had hid the contraband in the cartons by placing Khat at the bottom with a top dressing of French beans and eggplants to by-pass airport security.

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, the DCI called on netizens to be vigilant so as not to fall victims of online fraud.

In a series of tweets, the DCI noted that there is a new crop of fraudsters selling non-existent products by circulating phishing emails.

For instance, the state of joblessness and unemployment played a huge role in increased cyber crimes.

The links, said the DCI are infected with malware that gives the scammers access to one’s personal details, passwords, that could be used to “to extort, for cyberbullying, stealing of finances among other ills.”

Consequently, in new development, the fraudsters had invented new techniques where they use Paybill numbers and bank accounts to scam Kenyans online. They then withdraw the funds immediately after payment.

A digital fraudster. /FILE
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