Police have arrested a Kenyan man accused of defrauding a foreigner out of millions of shillings through a fake gold scam.
The suspect; Dillon Kibet was apprehended by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Monday, May 18th, nearly four months after a warrant of arrest was issued against him.
The DCI, through a statement on Twitter, said sleuths pounced on the fraud suspect following information forwarded by members of the public.
Kibet is alleged to have conned a foreign national out of USD3,000,000 (Sh300 million) through a fake gold syndicate.
“We wish to thank members of the public for availing information that has led to the arrest of Mr. Dillon Kibet who was wanted in connection with a 3,000,000 USD Fake Gold Scam,” said the DCI.
Kibet allegedly conspired with one Rose Omamo and one other suspect to defraud the foreigner. The three were placed on police radar in February this year after a warrant of arrest was issued by a Milimani court.
“We continue to appeal for information that will lead to the arrest of his accomplice Rose Omamo Adhiambo,” added the DCI.
Kibet is set to be arraigned in court to face fraud charges as hunt for his accomplices continues.