DCI sleuths have recovered a Lexus car that Hesbon Otieno, an online fraudster has been using to defraud an unsuspecting victim. DCI says they nabbed the car in Parklands while on sale.
“Otieno has been in the WANTED list accused of having hacked the account of the victim who had ordered for a Mercedes Benz from BeForward Car Importers and changed the specifications to a Lexus and Smart ForTwo cars,” the DCI said on Thursday.
DETECTIVES from DCI HQS today recovered a Lexus Car, pursuant to a case in which Mr. Hesbon OTIENO (one of the online Fraud suspects arrested yesterday in a JKUAT lecturer's case) defrauded an unsuspecting victim. Otieno has been in the WANTED list accused of having hacked the… https://t.co/YWCNRvScoh
…with the Smart ForTwo still at a CFS in Mombasa. Lexus seized at Parklands while on sale. The other M/V detained at the CFS. Suspect to be charged accordingly as the fight against online fraud continues.
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) November 21, 2019
Hesbon Otieno is one of the two cons arrested two days ago for allegedly defrauding a lecturer of Ksh.567,000. Otieno cleared the consignment at the Mombasa port under his name and has been using the Lexus car. The Smart ForTwo cars are still at a container freight station in Mombasa.
In the case, another suspect is said to have introduced himself as Martin but his identity card read James Maina Muhindi. He allegedly posed as an agent of Beforward Car Importers in Japan. The suspect reportedly enticed the victim into depositing the said amount into NCBA bank to avoid delays in the dispatch of the consignment. The lecturer however later reported the matter to the DCI when he was asked to make another deposit of Ksh.432,000 as duty fees.