Detectives in Nairobi have arrested four suspects who allegedly obtained over Sh21 million from a Niger national after coaxing him into the country in a gold deal scam.
“The unsuspecting victim was lured by the prime suspect Seth Steve Okute to his Lux Cargo Group offices at Siginon Warehouse within JKIA [Jomo Kenyatta International Airport],” the Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Monday.
The Niger national fell into their trap when he was following up on his gold that was supposedly in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
The DCI also revealed Okute was working alongside three other accomplices namely, Samuel Macharia, Victor Onyango, and Robert Kiplang’at.
The suspects obtained the Sh21 million, claiming that they would speed up the rerouting process of the gold to the desired destination.
However, they quickly disappeared after the cash, leaving their victim stranded in Kenya.
The suspects, DCI said, will be arraigned and charged with obtaining money under pretense and conspiracy to defraud.