June 24, 2024
DCI Has Arrested A Woman For Defrauding Nigerian Investor Using Raila's Name

DCI Has Arrested A Woman For Defrauding Nigerian Investor Using Raila’s Name

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has preferred charges against a Kenyan woman for allegedly defrauding a Nigerian investor of Ksh25 million under the identity of Azimio leader Raila Odinga.

According to court documents, the woman approached a Nigerian employee in the financial services industry in May 2022.

She initially approached him seeking advice on how to manage Ksh70 million.

Following this talk, the woman contacted the Nigerian for funding to start a new initiative.

Much later, after the funding was received, the Nigerian inquired about the Ksh70 million. At this point, the lady claimed to have bought a home in Karen.

During her pitch for the new project, the woman claimed to work for Mr Odinga’s cousin, whose company had won a contract to supply mosquito nets and was seeking finance to complete it.

According to the paper, the woman said that the investor would earn great profit from the project and after much discussion, the investor consented to part with Ksh25 million.

The suspect received the payment on varied occasions between June and December 2022 and then shut off her phone instantly.

Surprised by the turn of events, the investor reported the case to Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) agents, who identified and detained the woman on May 18, 2024.

During a background check on the woman, authorities discovered that the tender did not exist.

They also revealed that she purchased a new Range Rover after withdrawing the Ksh25 million.

Further, it was also found that the woman submitted a phony job card before the DCI in Nairobi, professing to work as a physician for the First Lady.

The defendant was charged with eight charges of forgery, fabricating contract documents, and receiving money under false pretense.

DCI Has Arrested A Woman For Defrauding Nigerian Investor Using Raila’s Name

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