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Five nabbed in KSh2.9m fake gold deal as DCI cautions foreigners

Police in Nairobi are holding five suspects who allegedly defrauded a Korean national KSh2.9 Million in a fake gold deal.

Robinson Gitau, 35, Livai Kombo, 39, Fatuma Mohammed, 28, Eva Kimotho, 36 and a Cameroonian national Utia Kugi, 36, were arrested after defrauding Song Sung on the pretext they would sell to him pure gold.

Sung had earlier been directed to a company known as Ekweme Enterprises in the leafy Karen suburbs of Nairobi where he was shown the ‘gold’. He was led to the establishment by proxies believed to have been working in cahoots with the fraudsters, says Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

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Suspects Eva Kimotho, 36, Utia Kugi, 36, and Livai Kombo, 39. They are in police custody awaiting arraignment.

The proxies immediately went into hiding after receiving the money.

“After completing their initial investigations, serious crimes detectives decoyed the five suspects into a snare and arrested all of them,” says DCI.

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The fake gold bars and the other suspect Robinson Gitau, 35. DCI has cautioned foreigners about the gold scams. PHOTOS/COURTESY

Boxes containing fake gold bars concealed in steel boxes were recovered.

Following an upsurge in such cases involving fake gold, DCI is cautioning foreigners intending to venture into the gold business to be on the lookout for fraudsters.

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