One suspect arrested in Ruiru for issuing fake prison letters, swindling Ksh1.4M

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 11 Feb, 2022 16:27 | < 1 min read
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Police in Ruiru are holding a man who allegedly issued fake prison training college calling letters to four members of the public and thereafter conning them Ksh1.4 million.

The suspect Benson Ng’ang’a allegedly issued the fake letters to the four namely Nancy Nyawira, Moses Gitau, John Kebaso and Mercy Wambui.

“The four while within Ruiru town received calling letters to have their relatives attend training at Ruiru Prisons Staff Training College from the suspect who claimed to be a staff at Prison Headquarters,” the police report read in part.

The report further revealed that Nancy gave out Ksh300,000, Moses gave out Ksh350,000, Mercy gave Ksh350,000 while John parted with Ksh400,000 totalling Ksh1.4 million.

However, upon scrutiny, they realised that the calling letters were fake.

Already, one Mary Njoki Njoroge aged 61 years is in custody assisting police in the Investigations.

“The suspect will be arraigned in court on Monday for custodial orders,” the report further read.

Sleuths attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) are investigating the matter.

Cases of civilians being issued with fake calling letters by fraudsters during recruitment have been on the increase with a recent case of hundreds of youths who turned up for the Kenya prisons Service recruitment early this week.