DCI detectives on Friday arrested three people found impersonating KRA corporate officials and demanding a Sh500,000 bribe from a businessman to thwart investigations into a tax evasion case.
The imposters were nabbed in a sting operation during which assorted documents were also recovered by the detectives.
“The afternoon operation also saw the confiscation of assorted documents used by the three imposters — John Ajode Odhiambo, Joel Amino and Erick Otieno — to dupe the victim, who works with a distiller company within Nairobi,” the DCI said.
The suspects have been detained pending further processing by the DCI, the Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau and the Nairobi operations team.
The detectives described one suspect, Paul Mwangi Warutere, a notorious fraudster who is accused of defrauding unsuspecting victims of more than Sh16.9 million by duping them that he would fund a nonexistent WHO container supply contract.
Mr. Mwangi was arrested on Friday in a hide out in Ngong’.