Five Kenyans including one police officer have been apprehended by police officers in Busia after a Friday botched attempt to defraud the Kenya Commercial Bank, Busia branch of Sh28.5 million.
Speaking to the press in his office on Sunday, Busia County Police Commander John Nyoike said the suspects were arrested following a tip-off from the KCB Busia Branch Manager.
“On Friday, July 3, 2020, at around 6 pm, it was reported by Christopher Murkomen, who is the KCB Branch manager that there were people who had presented large transaction forms to withdraw an unusually large amount of cash in millions from the bank,” Nyoike said.
Nyoike said the Bank Manager’s suspicions were aroused when the clients presented a different National Identity card from that of the account holder and immediately alerted police.
“Police officers and DCI detectives rushed to the scene and arrested the three suspects,” Nyoike said further confirming the arrest of two other accomplices including a police officer.
The suspects were in police custody awaiting to be arraigned in court today. The police commander has urged residents to be wary of people who have developed a habit of withdrawing money from dormant bank accounts.
“It is advisable that account holders should frequently check their accounts just to ensure that their money is safe,” he said.
The County police boss further said that the main suspect has a similar case in Kisumu and the officers will hand him over immediately they are through with him.
“This is the first case of its kind we have encountered in Busia and we will not relent to arrest those engaging in such crafty deals,” he affirmed.
This is even as the rate of crime continues to skyrocket in the country. The covid-19 pandemic has attracted restrictions that have left many without food on the table leading them into the cruel life of theft.