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How two LUO men defrauded an American businessman Ksh 130 million – Nairobi is a haven for con artists


Two suspects accused of stealing $1 million USD from an American citizen were arraigned in Kibera Law Courts yesterday and released on Sh 500,000 cash bail.

Following a complaint lodged by an American at Capitol Hill Police Station, the two, Nicholas Otieno Ndolo alias Nick, the director of DSI Mining and Minerals Ltd, and Thomas Otieno Ngoe, the director of AFRICORP Legal consultancy, were arrested in one of the capital’s most recent and high-level fake gold scams.

This comes after a foreigner transferred $1 million USD from his account at Northern Trust Bank in the United States to AFRICOP’s Equity bank account after a deal to buy gold from ‘Nick’ was struck.

‘Nick’ went ahead and sent several documents to the complainant via WhatsApp as proof of gold sale, including the nomination of Thomas Otieno, the director of AFRICORP legal consultancy, as the legal consultant.

That was the start of the would-be investor’s problems, as his repeated requests to see the precious metal he had purchased were not met before the duo became unreachable.

This prompted him to report to police, and an immediate manhunt for the two suspects was launched, leading to their arrest in the city’s Kilimani and Lavington areas.

The court ordered the two to be released on Sh500,000 cash bail with one contact person and to report to the investigating officer every Monday and Thursday. The case was scheduled to be mentioned on April 3, 2023.




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