German national loses Ksh1M to 3 police officers, taxi driver after landing in Kenya

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 10 Sep, 2022 14:39 | 2 mins read
German national loses Ksh1M to 3 police officers, taxi driver after landing in Kenya
German national Stefan Weidener. PHOTO/Sophie Njoka.

A German national is crying for Justice after he allegedly lost over Ksh1 million to three police officers who allegedly swindled him.

The German identified as Stefan Weidener alleges that the three officers attached to the Moi International Airport hatched up a scheme to extort money from him in collaboration with a taxi driver who picked him up from the airport.

The victim says the suspects, in a well-calculated plan, framed up defilement allegations to extort money from him.

Weidner through his lawyer Elkana Mogaka claims that he arrived in the country on July 29, 2022, to visit his girlfriend Barbara Ombaga.

Mogaka claims that upon his client’s arrival, his girlfriend Barbara could not meet him. He, however, invited her to his newly rented apartment in Nyali and instructed the taxi driver to collect her from her home in Bamburi.

“The taxi driver and his girlfriend who are known to each other did return to the apartment with two other ladies who unknown to the claimant were underage girls, and who were seeking his sponsorship. However, within an hour, three police officers ambushed the foreigner claiming that he had committed criminal acts by hosting the 3 minors," Mogoka said.

Mogoka noted that following the claims, and to avoid getting arrested by the alleged officers, in a calculated move Weidner was forced to transfer Ksh1 million through a series of online transactions to accounts held in the names of the three police officers.

“The police officers took possession of the foreigner's passport as security to ensure the online transactions would successfully go through, with threats that they would arrest and charge him with criminal offences of hosting the minors,” the lawyer said.

The matter was reported at Changamwe police station under OB number 50/01/07/2022.

“The claimant was collected at the airport by the first respondent under the instructions of the second respondent who acted as his taxi driver and took him around Mombasa city during his stay in the city. He further claims that apart from Amwoyo being the taxi driver, he organized the claimant's rental apartment in Nyali centre where he would stay and pay for,” the OB reads in part.