Gold scammers are not sleeping, even during this Coronavirus crisis. Kenyan DCI has also buckled up and are following trails of these almost untraceable fake gold scammers.
Yesterday, Rose Omamo Adhiambo an accomplice partner of the fugitive Dillion Kibet who are among a gang of criminals who have already been arrested believed to be dealing in fake gold.
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. We continue to appeal for information that will lead to the arrest of his accomplice Rose Omamo Adhiambo https://t.co/5sEQpYqzKg pic.twitter.com/hi1zWwdNPy
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) May 18, 2020
“We appeal for information that may lead to the arrest of Rose Omamo Adhiambo and Dillon Kibet. The two alongside others who have already been arraigned are suspected to have defrauded their victim USD 3,000,000 in a fake gold scam.” the DCI tweeted.
The warrants of arrest were issued by the Chief Magistrate’s Court at Milimani. The DCI added that information that may lead to their arrest can be forwarded to them or to the Officer in Charge Serious Crime- DCI Headquarters Block B, 2nd-floor room 8.
In November last year, a Congolese national, Ledivin Mupanga was arrested at JKIA by DCI detectives on arrival from Ethiopia following a stop order that had been placed by Serious Crime Detectives.
The 41-year-old suspect was accused of obtaining Sh10 million in March this year from a complainant with the false promise that he could purchase gold for him and thereafter disappeared.
These scammers hide behind Kenya’s best law brains. Thomas Ngoe is one of them. He’s the leader of a calibre of lawyers who have specialized in advising foreigners on barriers to entry, which include foreign investment regulations, policies, and specific commitments under various trade agreements, customs duty.
This is a very tricky fellow. He is the brains behind the cartels that wreaked havoc in the city in the past two years.
When he managed to get connected globally in the fake gold business. Tom Ngoe, using a big part of the gold loot he had cleared paid google to have all his online images deleted.
He junked all the pictures including those on LinkedIn where he is supposed to be displaying himself as a professional.
But Kenyan Bulletin has managed to get not only his only available photo but also other very vital business and personal insights that we shall be sharing.
Tom Ngoe might have deleted his dark history on the inter-webs, but we have dived much deeper to the lengths he won’t imagine someone else knows. A time to expose his rot has finally come.
In 2019, Turks were ranked top among the many foreign nationals being deceived by gold scamming syndicates in Kenya, the Turkish embassy in Nairobi confirmed.
Last year, a Turkish citizen losing close to $600,000, has been confirmed by the Kenyan government and resulted in numerous arrests.
More recently, authorities arrested Kenyan millionaire Jared Kiasa Otieno, who was detained by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and released on a cash bail of $15,000 after spending five days in jail with his and other suspects’ passports seized.
Together with 15 others, Jared was accused of defrauding a foreigner of 300 million Kenyan shillings (US$3 million).
“We have linked many scamming cases to this individual. I am sure Turkish citizens were also victims, and we have some cases with us,” said a source with the Kenyan police who spoke to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity.
Otieno is also facing another court case where he is accused of defrauding a foreigner of 23 million shillings (around $222,000) between May and June this last year.
This came just after he was acquitted in May last year of defrauding two South Africans of $169,000 due to a lack of evidence.