Police have arrested three Cameroonian Nationals for obtaining Ksh. 800,000 falsely from an Australian investor based in the country.
Thirty six year old Timsom Tiekam Babila alias Jeremy was arrested by DCI’A Economic and Commercial Crimes Unit (ECCU) detectives on Thursday at a hotel in Kilimani area.
He was arrested alongside his accomplices Ernest Abeng Ahuo and Ayong Ronald Aku.
“Preliminary investigations reveal that Babila, entices his clients by duping them that they will make quick cash after cleaning their fake dollars and turning the dollars into real money. In order to make this happen, the suspect first asks his victims for genuine money for the purchase of chemicals and other materials used to clean the fake notes, usually locked steel boxes,” said the DCI.
“In a bid to recover his hard earned money, he made a report at the ECCU offices in our Headquarters and the detectives immediately went for the suspects. A trap was laid at a local establishment and the suspect together with his abettors, fell for it hoping to make a killing of a lifetime,” the DCI further stated.
A heavy, black, steel box was recovered from the suspect and his accomplices who live in Ruaka, Kiambu County.
According to the DCI Ruaka has become a hub for ‘wash wash’ guys, people who eke a living by stealing from hardworking businessmen.
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